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, June 20, 2013

World Refugee Day panel on Friday, June 21, 2013 at Hartford Public Library

June 20, 2013, World Refugee Day, was established by the United Nations to honor the courage, strength and determination of women, men and children who are forced to flee their homes under threat of persecution, conflict and violence. Today, there are more than 43.7 million refugees and displaced people around the world, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) asks the world community to come together to take action and take part in World Refugee Day.

You can take action by attending a special immigrant advisory group session tomorrow, Friday, June 21, from 2:00-3:00pm at Hartford Public Library. The panel will feature refugee youth who will share their challenges and high points of settling in Hartford. The program will end with a reception honoring Andy Hart's photographic celebration of Hartford's immigrant communities. Those interested in attending should RSVP to Homa Naficy at naficy@hplct.org.

All are encouraged to visit the Hartford Public Library website to learn more about refugee resettlement efforts right here in Hartford.

On this World Refugee Day, the UN Refugee Agency encourages you to watch and share Angelina Jolie's public service announcement.

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