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

This blog will expand the reach of these community conversations to the online audience. Add your posts and comments to keep the conversation going! Commit to action by clicking HERE to stay up to date on Salon and social justice news.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

"Freedom Riders" film screening and discussion tonight at Hartford Public Library

Tonight, Tuesday, October 29, at 4:30pm, the Center for Contemporary Culture at the downtown branch of the Hartford Public Library will offer a screening and discussion of the film Freedom Riders. This event marks the 150th anniversary of the the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, and will share the stories and legacies of the famous activists who were "Threatened. Attacked. Jailed." for standing up for their rights. Visit HERE for more information.

For more about the anniversaries of the Proclamation and March, and ways you can take action, visit the Event Recap blog post for our Have We Overcome? Salon (April 2013). 

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