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, August 12, 2013

"Suicide and Mental Health" episode on WNPR's "Where We Live"

The week before our May 16, 2013 Mental Health: Stigmas, Stereotypes and Solutions Salon, WNPR's John Dankosky hosted Suicide and Mental Health on "Where We Live" with guests Dr. Eric Caine, Dr. Sigurd Ackerman, Hector Glynn, and Dr. Elizabeth Cannata. The panel explored the rise in suicide rates over the last 10 years and discussed resources available to people in Connecticut struggling with mental health issues.

If mental health issues and resources are important to you, be sure to listen to the audio podcast on the "Where We Live" website (below) and visit our Mental Health: Stigmas, Stereotypes and Solutions event recap post for the Inspiration to Action list, conversation transcription, and takeaway sheet.

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