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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Saturday, January 11, 2014

January 11: Human Trafficking Awareness Day

http://blog.madeinafreeworld.com/January 11 of each year marks National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, during which organizations across the country call attention to this issue of modern-day slavery. Today, we share a blog post from Made in a Free World called "Our Friends Working For Freedom" which highlights several human trafficking groups making a difference worldwide.


For more on how you can take action to end human trafficking, we encourage you to explore the Inspiration to Action List and takeaways from our How to Be An Abolitionist Workshop.

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