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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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Facing History and Ourselves conference on empathy, bullying and homophobia on October 8, 2013

Our friends at Facing History and Ourselves will be hosting a conference this fall on empathy and bullying, topics discussed in past Stowe Center programs including our November 29, 2012 "Bullied No More" Salon with Catie Talarski (NPR) and Council Brandon (student at Watkinson School) . "Fostering Empathy and Action in Schools: A Conference to Counter Bullying and Homophobia in Schools," will explore the roots of bullying, examine the choices people make when bullying occurs, and discover strategies and resources to prevent and stop bullying in schools.

Conference information:
Date: October 8, 2013
Time: 9:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.
Location: Cambridge School of Weston, 45 Georgian Road, Weston, MA
Registration fee: $75 (includes breakfast, lunch, and copy of A Guide to the Film BULLY: Fostering Empathy and Action in Schools."

For more information and to register, visit the Facing History and Ourselves website.


On October 24, 2013, the Stowe Center will host Lia Kaminer (Hall High School), Steve Armstrong (Hall High School and Central Connecticut State University) and Julia Rosenblatt (HartBeat Ensemble) for a Salon "Walking In My Shoes: How Can We Teach Empathy?" These two events will certainly compliment each other and we hope you can join both Facing History and Ourselves and the Stowe Center to learn more about empathy and taking action!

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