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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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Community Conversation: Race-baiting on Wednesday September 18

Simply Blue Studios/Carrie Pratt
Eric Deggans, author of Race-baiter To Speak at Park Road Playhouse
September 18 at 7 PM
Ticketed event
 -- mention the Stowe Center for discount on advance ticket purchase
Eric Deggans, author of Race-baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation will kick off the “Conversations: A Community Forum” series presented by the  Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society. The event takes place at the Playhouse on Park (244 Park Rd, West Hartford) on Wednesday, September 18 at 7 p.m.   Stowe Center members and friends are eligible for advance purchase tickets for $5. Click  HERE for more information

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