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.

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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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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

'This Week': College Campuses on High Alert for Sexual Assault

The topic of rape and assault on college campuses has been making headlines in the last few years and increasingly in the last several months. In March, we hosted the Salon "Campuses in Crisis: Speaking Out to End the Violence," and the May 26, 2014 issue of TIME Magazine features "RAPE" sprawling across the cover with the subtitle of "The Crisis in Higher Education."

For a look at the issue of rape on campus, tune in to ABC News' This Week segment "College Campuses on High Alert for Sexual Assault" from this past Sunday (below). After a brief report on the issue, George Stephanopoulos interviews TIME's Eliza Gray and University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto to learn about prevention programs.

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Is campus violence and rape prevalent in your community? What might be happening that is not being reported? How might you bring this issue to the attention of your local college/university? Share your comments below. 

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