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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Friday, November 29, 2013

Inaugural meeting of the Asylum Hill Hunger Action Team

A group of concerned citizens and organizations have partnered with Foodshare to start the Asylum Hill Hunger Action Team (HAT), a group which will address the root causes of hunger in Asylum Hill. Their charge is to answer two questions: “Why are people hungry in Hartford’s Asylum Hill neighborhood?” and “What can we do together to end hunger in the Asylum Hill neighborhood?”

The inaugural meeting of the HAT will be on Monday, December 9, 2013 from 10:30am-12:00pm at Asylum Hill Congregational Church (814 Asylum Avenue, Hartford). Anyone interested in fighting hunger and working to support the hungry in Asylum Hill are invited to attend, and should RSVP to Jim Palma at jpalma@foodshare.org or 860-286-9999 x124.

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