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, June 25, 2013

In lieu of a June Salon, check out our May 10, 2012 Salon on YouTube!

Although we did not have a Salon this month, you can still enjoy a lively discussion and conversation! Thanks to the Connecticut Commission on Children, our May 10, 2012 Salon, "Stereotypes: Designed to Degrade," is available on YouTube in three segments (below). Featured guests, Elaine Zimmerman (Executive Director of the Connecticut Commission on Children) and Robin McHaelen (Executive Director of True Colors, Inc.) joined us for a discussion around stereotypes and bulling. Enjoy the Salon and be sure to leave comments on this blog to share your thoughts, ideas, and efforts to take action!

You can also read the event recap on the Salons at Stowe Blog Stereotypes and Bullying post.

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