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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Monday, February 17, 2014

Today is National Random Acts of Kindness Day!

When Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin, she did not expect to change peoples' opinions worldwide and the of history - she simply wanted to shed light on the injustice of slavery. Among the many things her work and impact demonstrate is that we all have the ability to make a difference with our actions, no matter how big or small.
Today, February 17, is National Random Acts of Kindness Day. What will you do to help someone in need? How will you take action on an issue important to you? Share your ideas and acts of kindness in the comments section below to demonstrate how we are making the world a better place!
For more on acts of random kindness, last week's Random Acts of Kindness Week, and kindness ideas, visit www.RandomActsofKindness.org.
In the words of Morgan Freeman and Steve Carell in the 2007 movie Evan Almighty: "How do we change the world? One act of random kindness at a time."

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