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.

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Two community events tonight about mass incarceration and the war on drugs

Looking for something to do tonight? Two free community events in Hartford will focus on mass incarceration and the war on drugs, hearkening back to the issues discussed in our Stowe Prize public program and conversation with 2013 Stowe Prize winner Michelle Alexander. 

Tonight, cities across the country will celebrate the 30th annual National Night Out tonight, an event which raises awareness about police programs and police-community partnerships around issues such as neighborhood watch, drug prevention, and anti-crime initiatives. Tuscan Home Senior housing will host a National Night Out event in Hartford from 4pm-8pm and will feature Giselle Jacobs-Lawson, Community Outreach and Advocacy Specialist for Breaking the Cycle, who will speak on "Breaking the Cycle of Familial Incarceration." Giselle will also be a featured guest at our November 21 Salon at the Stowe Center. 

At 7pm, our neighbors at Asylum Hill Congregational Church will show The House I Live In, a documentary film and winner of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival's Best Documentary. The film "examines the wreckage caused by the war on drugs" and features Michelle Alexander herself!To learn more, see our Facebook event or visit Asylum Hill Congregational Church

Learn more about the war in drugs and mass incarceration with these two events!

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