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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The UNiTE Campaign to End Violence Against Women and UN Women have collaborated to reach out to young men and boys to raise awareness on gender-based violence. The organizations have teamed up to create a humorous video entitled “#BroThatsNotOk” to alert young men and boys that violence in any form is unacceptable. You can watch the video and read the #BroThatsNotOk live Twitter feed below. What do you think of the campaign? Is video an effective means to get the message across? What about the video’s use of humor?