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 3, 2013

Women in the World: Stories + Solutions

How fitting that just weeks after our Rethinking Beauty: Women, Power & Influence Salon, Newsweek and The Daily Beast are presenting the 2013 Women in the World Summit! This April 4-5 event will feature inspirtional women and men from across the world "to discuss global issues and engage in first-person storytelling."

Join us for an exciting and powerful summit centered on vivid journalistic storytelling and featuring inspiring women and men from diverse cultures and backgrounds. From CEOs and world leaders to artists, activists and firebrand dissidents, we tell the stories of the courageous and intelligent women who are battling the status quo in their countries, picking up the pieces in the aftermath of war and shattering glass ceilings in every sector.

Some of the inspiring men and women who will be at the Summit include Meryl Streep, The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Tina Brown, Dr. Hawa Abdi, Tererai Trent, Ambassador Susan E. Rice, Eva Longoria, Barkha Dutt, Ping Fu, Michaela DePrince, Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Diane von Furstenberg, Tom Hanks, Anne Finucane, America Ferrera, Susana Trimarco, Sara Blakely, Angelina Jolie, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Cynthia McFadden, Ai-jen Poo, Julie Hamp, Patricia Amira, and many more!

For more information about Women in the World, how you can stream the summit live, and inspirational stories from women around the world, visit http://www.thedailybeast.com/content/witw.html.

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