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

One year after the tragedy at Sandy Hook

Tomorrow, December 14, marks the one year anniversary of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. While the past year has been an unspeakably painful one for the families of the victims and the Newtown community, the families are encouraging people to honor the lives of the students and teachers lost with acts of random kindness.

This morning, MSNBC released an article "Making a senseless tragedy meaningful in Newtown" by Michele Richinick, which tells of family and community members who used the terrible events of 12/14/12 to raise awareness and work for change. The families of the 26 children and teachers who lost their lives have also created a website to honor their loved ones. Visit mysandyhookfamily.org to learn about each person and be inspired to do a random act of kindness in their memory.

How will you take action this weekend? What will be your random act of kindness? 

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