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, March 10, 2014

Crisis on Campus: Speaking Out to End the Violence on March 11, 2014

We are excited for our first Salons at Stowe of our winter/spring series, Crisis on Campus: Speaking Out to End the Violencethis Thursday, March 13, 2014 from 5-7 PM in the Stowe Center.

Join the conversation with featured guests Mary De Lucia (Sexual Assault Crisis Center, YWCA New Britain) and Claire Capozzi (Women for Change, University of Hartford).

Sexual violence is a common occurrence on college campuses. Consider:
    •    According to a 2008 report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, more than 25% of women who report rapes are between 18-24 years old
    •    A 2000 National Institute of Justice report indicates that over the course of a college career, the percentage of completed or attempted campus rapes may be as high as 20-25% of all female students
    •    The Justice Department estimates that fewer than 5% of completed or attempted rapes of college women are reported to law enforcement, far below the 40% rate for the general population
    •    National Institute of Justice reports that in 80-90% of cases victim and assailant know each other.

The Salon will focus on identifying solutions to combat sexual violence on campuses and inspiring individuals to take action.To learn more about this topic in preparation for the Salon, we recommend:

 The event is free and takes place in the Stowe Visitor Center. Following a brief presentation by Salon guests, the audience is invited to join the discussion. Reservations: Info@StoweCenter.org or 860-522-9258, ext. 317.


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Harriet Beecher Stowe Center said...

We are eager to learn more about your blog post on violence/assault on campuses - do share it with us when you have it up!