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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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

"Our Stories" writing workshops for girls

This March and April, Connecticut Humanities will present "Our Stories," a series of Saturday writing workshops for girls between the ages of 14 and 18. These free programs will provide "an opportunity to sharpen your skills, share your experiences and have fun with other young women from across the state." We are excited to announce the the April 5 workshops, Writing to Inspire Action, will be co-presented with and held at the Stowe Center! Participants will learn about Stowe's life and impact and how they can use their writing to also create positive change.

Do you know a young woman who might be interested in these workshops? Share the flier below or visit www.cthumanities.org for more information.

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