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, June 19, 2013

Riverwood Poets for Social Justice on Sunday, June 23, 2013

This Sunday, June 23, the Stowe Center will welcome the Riverwood Poets for Social Justice for an afternoon of poetry readings. This free program will be from 2-4pm in the Stowe Visitor Center. Come to hear the work of these talented poets and be inspired to take action! Click HERE for more information and to read about the four featured poets.

While you're onsite, be sure to take advantage of Connecticut Historic Gardens Day. From 12-5pm, stroll through Stowe's gardens at the peak of their beauty and take a self-guided walking tour of the grounds. Tours of the Stowe House will also be available (visit www.harrietbeecherstowe.org for admission prices).

Don't miss this inspiring afternoon at the Stowe Center!

Riverwood Poets for Social Justice
Clockwise from top left: John L. Stanizzi, Gina Athena Ulysse, Margaux Hayesand, and Richard McGhee III.

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