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.

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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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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

"Living with Dead Hearts: the Search for China's Kidnapped Children"

This past August, we posted about Child trafficking in China in the news, sharing tragic stories of child trafficking in China where babies are being kidnapped from their parents and sold to orphanages. A new documentary, Living with Dead Hearts, follows several Chinese parents with similar stories; parents whose children "have been kidnapped as they struggle to track down their kids and to make sense of what has happened to them." It leaves you wondering, "How could this happen in our world today?" and "What can I do to help right this wrong?"


We hope you will watch this documentary, embedded above and available for free online. After watching, consider: How could this happen in our world today? What will I do to help right this wrong?

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