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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Monday, May 6, 2013

Girlcott Recap and Celebration on May 9, 2013

In March 2013, numerous organizations joined forces for the first annual CT Girlcott, an initiative to raise awareness about body image and the relationship between women and makeup. The event asked women to “girlcott” (as opposed to boycott) make-up for the month of March and to donate the monies spent on cosmetics to organizations and programs that help support women and girls in Hartford and internationally.

This Thursday, May 9, join guests Rabbi Donna Berman (Charter Oak Cultural Center), Dr. Mala Matacin (University of Hartford Women for Change), RozeLyn Beck (YWCA Hartford Region), and Amanda Roy (CT Humanities) as we reflect on accomplishments and strategize for CT Girlcott 2014. We'll enjoy refreshments 5-5:30 p.m. and discussion 5:30-7 p.m.

For more information, please visit the Girlcott Recap and Celebration! event on Facebook or the Stowe Center website.

CT Girlcott 2013 was presented by Charter Oak Cultural Center, YWCA Hartford Region, Connecticut Humanities, Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, The Women’s Education and Leadership Fund at University of Hartford, Permanent Commission on the Status of Women, University of Hartford Women for Change, The Ethel Walker School, University of Saint Joseph, Trinity College Women and Gender Resource Action Center, Jodi Cup of Health, Connecticut River Academy and many dedicated individuals.

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