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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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Mental Health Salon on May 16, 2013

How prevalent is mental illness in our community? Is mental health treatment accessible to all? How can we support individuals and families struggling with mental health issues? 

Join the Stowe Center and featured guests Harold I. Schwartz, M.D. (Hartford Hospital Institute of Living) and Sara Frankel, J.D. (National Alliance on Mental Illness) for Mental Health: Stigmas, Stereotypes and Solutions. 

The Salon will begin at 5p.m. with refreshments in the Stowe Visitor Center. The facilitated discussion will begin at 5:30 p.m. and end by 7 p.m. Admission is free. RSVP by calling 860.522.9258 ext. 317 or emailing Info@StoweCenter.org.

Looking to learn more about mental health? Read Schizophrenic. Killer. My Cousin. by Mac McClelland in Mother Jones about mental health statistics and one family's encounter with schizophrenia.

three charts about mental illness

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