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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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation Training on September 16, 2013 at Asylum Hill Congregational Church (free event)

Asylum Hill Congregational Church will host Victoria Christgau (a past Salons at Stowe featured guest) from the CT Center for Nonviolence for "Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation Training," a free event on Monday, September 16 from 7-9pm. The program will be "a brief overview of Kingian Nonviolence: the philosophy and methodology of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from which individuals and communities learn how to address the issue of conflict without resorting to violence." Christgau will discuss discuss some historical context as well as the Six Principles of Nonviolence and how both are used to promote peace.

logoTo RSVP, contact John Joyce at 860-539-4599 or jjoyceandall@aol.com. The event will be held in the Twichell Room at Asylum Hill Congregational Church, 814 Asylum Ave. Hartford.

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