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, September 16, 2013

Announcing the fall Salons at Stowe series!

September marks the start of our fall Salons at Stowe series! Join us for dynamic community conversations and learn how you can take action on important issues in today's world. 

This season's lineup includes programs about Hartford's Asylum Hill Neighborhood, teaching empathy and the issues facing the children of incarcerated parents. 

To RSVP for any of these Salons, please email your name, number of attendees, and zip code to Info@StoweCenter.org  or call 860-522-9258, ext. 317. See you at the Stowe Center!

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