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

This blog will expand the reach of these community conversations to the online audience. Add your posts and comments to keep the conversation going! Commit to action by clicking HERE to stay up to date on Salon and social justice news.

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Friday, March 7, 2014

Listen, read and celebrate the "words that changed the world"

Uncle Tom's Cabin
2014 Marathon Reading 
Readers and Logo 
March 19 at Noon - 
 March 20 at 10:00 AM
Read aloud from Stowe's most famous work,
the anti-slavery story that changed the hearts and minds of people around the world 
10 minute selections
Respond ASAP!

Limited day/evening openings
Night Owls: Openings available  
Midnight - 6 AM 
Read in person, via Skype or prerecording

How to participate:
  • Sign up for a 10-minute reading: Info@StoweCenter.org or 860-522-9258, ext. 302
  • Bring friends to read with you
  • Skype in or pre-record
  • Stop in to listen -- groups are welcome 
  • Visit HarrietBeecherStowe.org for live-streamed audio
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