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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Thursday, May 2, 2013

danceEnlight "OFFERING" Benefit Concert on May 4, 2013

Looking to take action on food justice and hunger issues following our April 25 Salon? Join the Charter Oak Cultural Center and danceEnlight for OFFERING, an annual charity event that unites local dancers, singers and musicians, this Saturday, May 4, 2013. The beneficiary of this year's event is End Hunger Connecticut!, which works to eliminate hunger in our state through public education, outreach, administrative advocacy, and legislation.

A master dance class will beheld at 10:30am for $10 (free for performers). The main performance will be at 7:00pm, and admission is $20 general admission, $15 for seniors/Charter Oak and Let's Go Arts! members,  and $10 for students.

Click HERE for more information, or contact Lorelei Chang at lorelei@dancEnlight.org.

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