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, November 21, 2013

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

Each year, one week before Thanksgiving, National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness co-sponsor National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. During this week, a number of schools, communities and cities take part in a nationwide effort to bring greater awareness to the problems of hunger and homelessness.

This week, November 16-24, is National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, and events are going on right here in Hartford. The Center for Contemporary Culture at the Hartford Public Library will be hosting A Day of Caring and Sharing tomorrow, Friday, November 22, from 11am-3pm. Community members are encouraged to visit the library to hear firsthand experiences of homelessness and hunger through music, poetry, open mic, and more. The event is presented by by Hands On Hartford, Faces of Homelessness-CT, Beat of the Street at the Charter Oak Cultural Center, Journey Home, Hartford, and Mutual Housing Association of Greater Hartford.

Educating yourself on an issue is a great first step in taking action, so be sure to add this event to your calendar! For more information about hunger, in particular, check out our April 25, 2013 Cultivating Food Justice Salon Recap post. 

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