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, October 17, 2013

Today is Spirit Day 2013 (October 17)

Canadian teenager Brittany McMillan first observed Spirit Day in October 2010 by encouraging people to wear purple in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth who are often victims of bullying. Spirit Day is now an international movement, this year being celebrated TODAY, October 17. All around the world Facebook profile pictures are changing to purple, purple clothing is being worn, petitions are being signed online, contributions are being made to the Spirit Day Fund, and supporters are even listening to the #SpiritDay channel on iHeartRadio.

GLADD, formerly "Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation," has been a frontrunner in promoting Spirit Day and has made many resources about taking action and showing your support available on their website (below):

So, today we ask:

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