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

This blog will expand the reach of these community conversations to the online audience. Add your posts and comments to keep the conversation going! Commit to action by clicking HERE to stay up to date on Salon and social justice news.

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Thursday, November 28, 2013

What are you doing this Thanksgiving to inspire change?

Thanksgiving is a time to show our appreciation for all we are fortunate to have, and is the perfect time to demonstrate this gratefulness by helping others. What are you doing today or this season to take action? Are you using the spirit of the season to inspire a drive to create change?

We are eager to hear about what you are doing, whether its serving a warm meal, organizing a food drive, visiting a nursing home, or advocating on behalf of hungry children. We hope you will share your efforts in the "Comments" section below!

...and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours 
from your friends at the Stowe Center!

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