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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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month and April 1 is the official Day of Action. As a way to raise awareness around sexual assault, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) has launched several pages on its website featuring resources and information about their current campaign. For those who attended our "Campus in Crisis: Speaking Out to End the Violence," or who are interested in the issue of sexual assault, these resources will be of great use to you in taking action. 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

This nationally recognized day provides an opportunity for prevention advocates to engage with their communities.  Plan or support a SAAM event in your community on April 1, and keep the conversation going all month long on NSVRC social networking sites.

SAAM Day of Action

The SAAM Day of Action will be observed on Tuesday, April 1, 2014.  This is nationally recognized in the United States as a specific day to focus awareness on sexual violence prevention. Through coordinated planning of special events, advocates can raise awareness, media attention and national momentum for ending and preventing sexual violence. 
Use SAAM campaign materials and resources for ideas on how to observe this day in your community. Check out our  Event planning guideSocial media toolkitHow to create a campaign, ProclamationYouth proclamation and Letter to the Editor

Join the movement! 

Join the movement and participate in the Sexual Assault Awareness Month campaign on social media

Ways to participate

  • Use tweets, posts, and status updates to spread the word about SAAM. Check out our Social media toolkit for ideas.
  • Visit the SAAM blog for campaign updates and prevention resources. Join the conversation, leave a comment and share with us.
  • #TweetAboutIt Tuesdays! Join us on Twitter for an hour-long town hall discussion every Tuesday in April. 
  • Participate in #30 Days of SAAM on Instagram. Follow daily prompts to inspire photos and sharing each day in April.
  • Post a SAAM or healthy sexuality-related video to the NSVRC YouTube channel.
  • Update your online profile or website by downloading a SAAM background, teal ribbon or SAAM logo.
  • Highlight your event on the national event calendar, and check out events happening locally and across the country. 
  • Share your photos, videos, stories, and posts by email to  or post on NSVRC social networking sites.
  • Connect with NSVRC on Facebook and Twitter, and stay tuned for SAAM-related updates all month long. You’ll also find us on Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest and YouTube.

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