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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Friday, July 12, 2013

Recordings of the 2013 Stowe Prize Program "Inspiring Action: Human Rights in the 21st Century" now available

On May 30, 2013, the Stowe Center presented the biannual Stowe Prize to Michelle Alexander for her book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. Before the Big Tent presentation of the Stowe Prize, Ms. Alexander joined us for "Inspiring Action: Human Rights in the 21st Century," a panel discussion with Mike Lawlor (CT Under Secretary for Criminal Justice Policy and Planning), Rev. Michael Williams (CT Department of Children & Families), Victoria Steele (community activist), and moderator John Dankosky (host of Where We Live).

If you missed this program, or want to experience it again, a video recording is now available! (below) WNPR's Where We Live also aired an audio recording of the program which you can listen to as a podcast HERE.

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“It is a tremendous honor to be selected as the recipient of the Stowe Prize...It is a powerful affirmation of the power of writing to influence change.”
- Michelle Alexander

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