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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Monday, July 22, 2013

Women For Windsor CT works to create change locally

In an effort to bring a voice to the women and residents of Windsor, CT, local advocates recently organized Women For Windsor CT. The group, which consists of a dozen women, is rallying around important issues and working to get a local budget passed. Their mission is: Women for Windsor is an organization dedicated to working for the interests of Windsor residents, whether it's in the form of partnering with local charitable organizations like the Windsor Food and Fuel Bank or lobbying for causes that are in the best interest of Windsor residents.

Women for Windsor CT is a great example of community advocates uniting to create change and inspire others. What are you doing to build community locally? What community issues are important to you?

You can read more about Women For Windsor CT on their website or in the July 9 Windsor Women Form New Community Group Hartford Courant article. A special shout-out to Women For Windsor CT member and Stowe Center volunteer Ann Parkhurst, who is living the Stowe Center mission in many ways!

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