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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Monday, November 11, 2013

Free courses on "Human Rights" and "Social Problems" at the Henry George School

The Henry George School of Social Science in Manhattan promotes "economic and social justice based on the philosophy of Henry George, including his seminal work, Progress and Poverty," and has been offering courses in economics and social philosophy since 1932.

In September, the School partnered with We, The World to launch the awareness-raising component of their Economic Justice campaign. As part of this campaign, they are offering free, mission-based courses at the Henry George School, 121 East 30th Street, Manhattan. Two courses are particularly aligned with the Stowe Center's mission and may be of interest to you! Both are also offered in Spanish, and you can register by visiting www.henrygeorgeschool.org.

Human Rights
Using Henry George’s “A Perplexed Philosopher” as reference, this course examines the inalienable rights that took millennia and much sacrifice to establish. The course will also study classic human rights Declarations and evaluate them based on first principles
First Class:  Thursday, November 14 at 6:00 PM
Dates: Thursdays 11/14, 11/21, 12/5, 12/12            
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Instructor: Dra. Quisia Gonzales

Social Problems
Using Henry George’s “Social Problems” as reference, we will analyze and discuss current issues such as Real Estate, the Money system, Health care and Education.
First Class:  Tuesday, November 12 at 6:00 PM
Dates: Tuesdays 11/12, 11/19, 11/26, 12/3          
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM  
Instructor: Gerardo Calderon, Ph.D.

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