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, January 24, 2014

No Name-Calling Week 2014: January 20-24

Today marks the last day of Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network's (GLSEN) No Name-Calling Week 2014. See a message below about their efforts and ways you can take action and inspire young people to help end bullying!

No Name-Calling Week 2014: January 20-24!

Join us for our 10th Anniversary!
We believe in celebrating kindness while working to create safe schools free of name-calling, bullying and bias.
Motivated by this simple, yet powerful, idea — and supported by over 60 national partner organizations — No Name-Calling Weeks are organized each year in schools across the nation.
We want to help you put a spotlight on name-calling and bullying in your school.
Be one of the brave, and join us in celebrating No Name-Calling Week January 20-24, 2014. Whether you’re a teacher, student, guidance counselor, coach, librarian or bus driver, show you care by organizing a week of activities at your school aimed at ending name-calling once and for all. Register to receive updates and offers!
Plan a week in your school.
Use our planning tools to help in your preparations.
Celebrate kindness through lessons and activities.
We have plans for elementarymiddle, or high schools.
Show off!
Learn about and submit to the No Name-Calling Week Creative Expression Exhibit.

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