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

This blog will expand the reach of these community conversations to the online audience. Add your posts and comments to keep the conversation going! Commit to action by clicking HERE to stay up to date on Salon and social justice news.

For updates on Stowe Center programs and events, sign up for our enews at http://harrietbeecherstowe.org/email.

Monday, August 5, 2013

CT Center for Nonviolence bus trip to commemorate 50th anniversary of the March on Washington

This August 28 marks the 50th anniversary of the iconic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s I Have a Dream speech. The Connecticut Center for Nonviolence, which empowers "communities to reconcile conflict through Education and the Arts," is organizing a round trip bus trip between Hartford and Washington from Friday, August 23 to Saturday, August 24 for anyone interested in participating in the commemorative events. The central event of the weekend will be a march from the Martin Luther King Memorial to the Lincoln Memorial, and the "Jobs, Justice & Freedom" rally from 8:00am-4:00pm at the Lincoln Memorial with Martin Luther King, III and Rev. Al Sharpton.

For more information about the bus trip, visit www.ctnonviolence.org

To learn more about the March on Washington, Dr. King's speech and this year's commemorative events, we recommend:

Followers of this blog who participate in the 50th anniversary March of Washington are invited to share their experiences and reactions in the "Comments" section below!

No comments: