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, April 11, 2014

@YouthService America's Global Youth Service Day - What will YOU do?

Calling all children, teens and young adults to take action! April 11-13, 2014 is @YouthService America's Global Youth Service Day (#GYSD) during which young people across the world will take part in and lead service projects and events celebrating the service youth do year round. Youth Service America has great resources for youth looking to take action, including a GYSD Map of events and projects for this weekend.

How will YOU take action this Global Youth Service Day?

Congratulations and thank you to all the amazing children, teens, young adults - and their adult champions and mentors - who will serve and celebrate this weekend as part of the 26th Annual Global Youth Service Day.

Young people in more than 110 countries across 6 continents will lead service or service-learning projects, as well as events celebrating the good work youth are doing in their communities year-round. Find GYSD projects in your area: www.GYSD.org/map

Global Youth Service Day shines a bright light on the unique perspective, compassion, and creativity that young people contribute to their communities. This is a time for young people to find their voice, take action, and serve - not as the leaders of tomorrow, but as the leaders of today.
There's still time to register your project or event - to be counted, add it to the map by Monday, April 14.

GYSD 2014 By the Numbers
(3) Michigan    (4) Minnesota     (5) California
(6) Pennsylvania     (7) Georgia     (8) Arizona
(9) Florida    (10) New York
(3) Nigeria     (*) Puerto Rico     (4) Ghana
(5 - tie) Morocco, Russia   (6 - tie) Pakistan, Zambia  
(7 - tie) Australia, India, Philippines

 1,918 Projects Registered on the GYSD Map  50 U.S. States + DC with Projects RegisteredTop States: (1) Virginia   (2) Texas 110 Countries with Projects Registered  Top Countries: (1) Kyrgyzstan   (2) Sri Lanka  

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