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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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

"Stop Telling Women To Smile" workshop on street harassment TOMORROW at Charter Oak Cultural Center

Tatyana Fazlalizadeh: Stop Telling Women To Smile
Gallery Talk/Workshop: Wednesday, April 16, noon, Free

Tatyana Fazlalizadeh explains her show Stop Telling Women to Smile and helps workshop attendees to make their own posters.

She started the project in Brooklyn in the fall of 2012. It is an on-going, traveling series that the artist is taking to cities throughout the country and engaging the participation of women from each community. The show runs through April 18.

Street harassment is a serious issue that affects women world-wide. This project takes women’s voices, and faces, and put them in the street creating a presence for women in an environment where women are often made to feel uncomfortable and unsafe.

The show is part of the month-long celebration of Girlcott, an effort we began last year to raise awareness of body image and the relationship between women and the cosmetics they wear.

Runs through April 18.

Visit www.charteroakcenter.org for more information and click HERE to register for tomorrow's gallery talk/workshop. To learn more about Tatyana Fazlalizadeh and her project, check out WNYC's "Not Taking it Anymore: One Woman Talks Back to Street Harassers."

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