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 19, 2013

"What Can You Do to Fight Intolerance?" Workshop on July 25, 2013

The trial of George Zimmerman for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin, Paula Deen’s racially provocative language, hateful reactions to a bi-racial family featured in a Cheerios commercial, and the Supreme Court’s decision to amend the Voting Rights Act are just a few recent news headlines that demonstrate racism, xenophobia and intolerance are still prevalent problems in our country and world.

To encourage conversation and solution-building, the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center presents What Can You Do to Fight Intolerance?, a free Salons at Stowe workshop on July 25 from 5-7 p.m., facilitated by Dr. William A. Howe (CT Department of Education). Workshop participants have called Dr. Howe “an engaging and effective facilitator” and described the experience as “powerful and transforming” and “the most useful workshop I have attended in 25 years.” At the Stowe Center, he will lead a workshop that will be enlightening and inspirational with useful and practical strategies to confront prejudice and build community.

To prepare for the workshop, we recommend exploring any of the following websites:

Reservations are encouraged: 860-522-9258, ext. 317 or Info@StoweCenter.org. Admission is free.

Dr. William Howe is the program manager for culturally responsive education, multicultural education, bullying and harassment, gender equity and civil rights at the Connecticut Department of Education. He is the founder of the New England Conference on Multicultural Education (NECME) and Past President of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME).

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