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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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Join us for our first fall Salon on September 26: Hartford's Asylum Hill: 2013 and Beyond

Join this discussion about Hartford's Asylum Hill and learn more about the aspirations of people who live and work in this vibrant neighborhood.

Over the past few months, the United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut and The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation have engaged people throughout the community in a series of conversations and held in-depth interviews with many community leaders in which they have shared rich perspectives and thoughtful suggestions.

We will have the opportunity to discuss and reflect on the insights gained through these conversations, including the strong desire for a safe and more connected community, some of the underlying conditions and challenges that stand in the way of change, and ideas people have about how they might like to step forward to achieve their aspirations about living and working in Asylum Hill.

Rich Harwood will also share how the Harwood Institute counsels and coaches people and organizations to solve pressing problems and, using the Harwood framework and tools, change how communities work together for the better.

The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation and United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut worked on this project, which was commissioned and underwritten by The Hartford.   Representatives from United Way and The Hartford will be in attendance.

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