Welcome to the conversation!

Welcome to the conversation!

Harriet Beecher Stowe's (1811-1896) best-selling anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852), made her the most famous American woman of the 19th century and galvanized the abolition movement before the Civil War.

The Stowe Center is a 21st-century museum and program center using Stowe's story to inspire social justice and positive change.

The Salons at Stowe programs are a forum to connect the challenging issues (race, gender and class) that impelled Stowe to write and act with the contemporary face of those same issues. The Salon format is based on a robust level of audience participation, with the explicit goal of promoting civic engagement. Recent topics included: Teaching Acceptance; Is Prison the New Slavery; Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North; Creativity and Change; Race, Gender and Politics Today; How to be an Advocate

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

"How to be an Abolitionist" Workshop on April 20, 2013

As an abolitionist, Harriet Beecher Stowe fought to end human slavery. Although the institution of slavery was abolished in the 1860s, modern day slavery still takes place all over the world even here in Connecticut and across the United States. Learn how to recognize and report human trafficking in your community, with featured presenters Officer Deborah Scates from the Hartford Police Department, Wendy Nelson Kauffman who is an award-winning educator and advisor for the Metropolitan Learning Center’s Student Abolitionists Stopping Slavery, and Kimberly Casey and Nicole von Oy from Love146.

The workshop is open to the public and admission is $10. Teachers and students receive a discounted admission rate of $5, and Stowe Center and World Affairs Council are free. To reserve your seat, please email info@stowecenter.org or call 860-522-9258, ext. 317.

Recognize human trafficking - take a stand - be an abolitionist!


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