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, October 30, 2013

Bullying on the job: adults can be victims of bullying, too

Earlier this month, ABC News featured a special report "Bullying on the Job," following a survey by the Centers for Disease Control which stated that an astounding 12 million Americans are effected by bullying in the workplace, one third more women than men.

As National Bullying Prevention Month comes to a close, it's important to remember that adults can be victims of bullying, too, and that bullying in the workplace is a very serious issue. To learn more, or if you think you might be a victim yourself, check out the ABC News segment below.

For those being bullied in the workplace, Jill Brooke - author of The Need to Say No - recommends: 
  • Speak up - bullies respond to resistance 
  • Document the bullying - have proof
  • Build consensus with others - there is strength in numbers

Have you ever felt bullied at your job or by your peers? What have you done to stand up and defend yourself?

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