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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Friday, March 28, 2014

Video clip from The Connecticut Forum's "An Honest Look at Mental Health"

On March 7, 2014, our friends at The Connecticut Forum presented "An Honest Look at Mental Illness," featuring Andrew Solomon (Author & Journalist Extraordinaire, Psychologist & Mental Health Advocate), Dr. Hank Schwartz (Nationally Regarded Expert, Chief of Psychiatry at the Institute of Living) and Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison (Foremost authority on bipolar disorder, author of An Unquiet Mind). Below is a clip of Andrew Solomon's comments on violence and mental illness, which connect with the discussion from our May 2013 Salon on "Mental Health."

What are your reactions to Andrew Solomon's comments? 

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