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, January 16, 2014

Inspiring young people to be anti-hunger leaders

The Stowe Center's school programs aim to inspire young people to emulate 19th century activist Harriet Beecher Stowe and use their voices to make change in their own communities; we aim to empower students and help them identify contemporary societal/social justice issues important to them. Hunger and food justices issues are frequent topics of discussions during our programs, and we are excited to share a new resource from our friends at Youth Service America and their partner, the Sodexo Foundation.

Hot off the press is Engaging A New Generation of Anti-Hunger Leaders: A Semester of Service Response to Childhood Hunger, a resource for teachers and adults working with young anti-hunger advocates. The guide outlines how to address childhood hunger issues with young people, how to start a Semester of Service Program, how schools across the country are engaging this issue, and how to implement hunger advocacy in your school curriculum. The resource is available for free HERE or below.

If you work with young activists, or know a teacher who is looking to inspire young people to action, please utilize and share this resource. Be sure to report back with stories of young people working to combat hunger!

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