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 9, 2014

Young women standing up for their rights

Given our focus this week on the Student Stowe Prize and young people who are #writingforsocialjustice, we thought it fitting to post a CNN piece on girls worldwide who are advocating for change. In "Malala is not alone: Five inspirational young women standing up for their rights" CNN shares the stories of Urmila Chaudhary of Nepal, Fatmata Conteh of Sierra Leone, Parvati Pujari of India, Marcela of El Salvador, and Fabiola Bongbenuoh of Cameroon, young leaders and social advocates who are speaking out on human rights issues.

Do you know a young person who is also standing up for social justice issues by advocating through writing and creating a demonstrable impact? If so, encourage them to submit their work to the 2014 Student Stowe Prize. Submissions are due by this Friday, January 10. For more information, visit the Student Stowe Prize page on our website or email StudentStowePrize@stowecenter.org.

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