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, December 13, 2013

Malala: We Must Talk to Taliban

131007-malalala-peace-cheatDespite the hurdles she has faced and ongoing push-back from her native Pakistan and others, Malala is not stepping down!

Just weeks ago, sixteen-year-old activist and advocate Malala Yousafzai told the BBC that “The best way to solve problems and to fight against war is through dialogue,” in particular through necessary dialogue with the Taliban. She also said it is the government's job to open that dialogue, and that the United States should work to secure peace.

Once again, Malala's sentiments reflect the life and work of our very own Harriet Beecher Stowe, who called attention to the injustices of her day and believed that "there is more done with pens than swords..." Similarly, the Stowe Center is a safe place to talk about difficult issues of injustice and inequality that continue to plague our world today - we believe that open dialogue is the key to changing our world.

For more information, check out Malala: We Must Talk to Taliban from The Daily Beast/Newsweek, or our past blog posts "Malala: "ONE...can change the world"" and ""I Am Malala": BANNED."

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