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, February 7, 2014

February 13: Our first Salon of the season!

Next Thursday, February 13, we kick off our winter Salons at Stowe series with "Invisible No More: Youth Homelessness in Connecticut." Join us for a conversation featuring Alicia Woodsby (Partnership for Strong Communities), Lisa Tepper Bates (Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness) and Stacey Violante Cote (Center for Children's Advocacy), moderated by Susan Campbell (Partnership for Strong Communities). The program will be from 5-7pm in the Katharine Seymour Day House. Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made via Info@StoweCenter.org or 860-522-9258, ext. 317.

Looking to learn more about youth homelessness in Connecticut prior to the Salon? We recommend:

"INVISIBLE no more: Creating opportunities for youth who are homeless"
The Consultation Center, Yale University School of Medicine
Derrick M. Gordon, Ph.D. and Bronwyn A. Hunter, Ph.D.

"'There Are A Whole Lot Of Dreams Here In Skid Row': Homeless People Share Their Hopes In Poignant Video"
Huffington Post
by Eleanor Goldberg

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