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, August 2, 2013

Student abolitionist club helps Metropolitan Learning Center earn "Cool School" recognition

Congratulations to our friends at Student Abolitionists Stopping Slavery (SASS), a high school activist club at Metropolitan Learning Center, who helped their school recently earn the WFSB 3 Connecticut "Cool School" recognition. The club's focus is raising awareness and funds to end modern day slavery, and the club has raised thousands of dollars since its inception in 2004. Student are active locally, regionally and nationally, having presented at conferences and meetings from Connecticut, to New York, to Washington, DC, to Illinois, to Africa. Check out their featured news segment below!

The Stowe Center has participated in SASS's annual Abolitionist Fair and club advisor/teacher Wendy Nelson-Kauffman has been a featured guest at various programs and is a great friend of the Center.

We hope you will take a few minutes to visit Student Abolitionists Stopping Slavery's website and learn about their efforts and initiatives. Is there an opportunity to start a similar club in your local high school?

Bravo to SASS for all their hard work to call attention to modern day slavery and for being recognized for their passion and dedication. We look forward to working with you as you enter your 10th year!

SASS' Mission Statement: 
“We are committed to doing our part in abolishing modern day slavery through educating the public, raising funds, collaborating globally, and advocating for political action.”

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