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, May 6, 2014

Stolen Lives: An Interprofessional Response to Human Trafficking

Join the Qunnipiac University School of Nursing and St. Vincent's Medical Center for Stolen Lives: An Interprofessional Response to Human Trafficking. The conference will be May 29-30, 2014 at Qunnipiac University and is open to the public. If you are interested in the injustices of human trafficking and are looking to take action, this is a great opportunity to learn more about the realities of modern day slavery and how you can help create change!

For more information, visit the Human Trafficking Conference website and click HERE for the conference schedule

Stolen Lives: An Interprofessional Response to Human Trafficking

Sponsored by the Quinnipiac University School of Nursing and St. Vincent's Medical Center

May 29- May 30, 2014

Human trafficking, once thought to be limited to Third World countries, has become pervasive in the United States. President Obama has made human trafficking a policy-making priority in his five-year plan. The School of Nursing and St. Vincent's Medical Center are pleased to sponsor this conference that will bring together an interdisciplinary group of professionals with a focus on human trafficking.

The conference is open to community groups, health care and law enforcement professionals, policy makers, students and others with an interest in addressing this egregious human rights issue.
Quinnipiac University
North Haven Campus
370 Bassett Road
North Haven, Conn.


*Registration deadline is May 19, 2014Registration Fee: $150 per person
Student fee: $50 per person

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