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, March 27, 2014

"A First Step To Combat Collegiate Sexual Assaults"

Earlier this month, we hosted "Campus in Crisis: Speaking Out to End the Violence," a Salon about rape on college campuses. The same day as our Salon, a State of Connecticut legislative committee discussed and approved a bill to improve school responses to and policies around rape. Salon attendee and friend of the Stowe Center Susan Campbell wrote an article about the bill this past Tuesday for Connecticut Health I-Team. Read her article, "First Step to Combat Collegiate Sexual Assaults," to learn more about the bill.

You can also read Connecticut Sexual Assault and Crisis Services' (CONNSACS) 2012 Campus Report Card below.

What are your reactions the 2012 Campus Report Card? Do you think the steps taken in the new bill are enough? Susan used her voice and her words to raise awareness around this issue - what will you do? Share your responses below. 

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