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, April 10, 2014

Don't miss tonight's "Thinking Regionally" Salon!

Join us tonight for our "Thinking Regionally: Shared Challenges, Shared Prosperity" Salon from 5-7pm at the Stowe Center, with featured guests Grace Damio (Hispanic Health Council) and Scott Gaul (Hartford Foundation for Public Giving). The Salon will consider the recently-released report Metro Hartford Progress Points: A Snapshot of Our Community which you can read HERE or below. Visit http://metrohartfordprogresspoints.org for more information about the report.

Regionalism is a much debated but little understood buzzword in Greater Hartford. Gaul and Damio will share findings from a recently released report, Metro Hartford Progress Points: A Snapshot of Our Community, a collective effort of Capital Workforce Partners, Capitol Region Council of Governments, City of Hartford / Opportunities Hartford, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Hispanic Health Council, MetroHartford Alliance, Trinity Center for Urban and Global Studies, Urban League of Greater Hartford and United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut to build greater understanding about issues facing the Greater Hartford community and identify opportunities for action.

Metro Hartford Progress Points 2014

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