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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Thursday, June 5, 2014

It's finally here: the 2014 Student Stowe Prize!

Today is the day! After months of eager anticipation, the Stowe Center will present the 2014 Student Stowe Prize to Madeline Sachs from Chicago, Illinois for her speech, “Juvenile Life Without Parole,” and to Donya Nasser from Orlando, Florida for her essay "Women in Leadership for Today and Tomorrow." Both young women are using their words and writing to create positive change on important contemporary social issues.

Looking for ways to get involved in your community? Come meet and hear from activists and Student Stowe Prize winners Donya Nasser and Madeline Sachs at Inspiring Action: Real Stories of Social Change. The program will be held at Immanuel Congregational Church starting at 3:00 PM and is free and open to all.
The panel will feature Madeline and Donya, as well as JoAnn H.Price of Fairview Capital and Patricia Russo of the Women’s Campaign School at Yale University. The conversation will be moderated by WNPR's John Dankosky.

RSVPs are strongly encouraged and can be made by emailing Info@StoweCenter.org or calling 860-522-9258, ext. 317. Don't miss this outstanding Stowe Center program!

Inspiration to Action Fair (3:00PM) Participating Organizations 
African American Affairs Commission
American Civil Liberties Union of CT
Amistad Center for Art & Culture
Aurora Foundation
Center for Children's Advocacy
Community Partners in Action
CT Center for Nonviolence
CT Girlcott
CT Permanent Commission on the Status of Women
CT River Academy
CT Women's Education and Legal Fund
CT Youth Forum
Everyday Democracy
First Congressional Youth Cabinet
Habitat for Humanity
HartBeat Ensemble
Hartford/Ocotal Sister City Project
Hartford Public Library
Immanuel Congregational Church Social Justice Group
Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy
National Conference for Community and Justice
Nick Karangekis, World Affairs Council Student Global Engagement Award Winner
Peace in CT
Permanent Commission on the Status of Women
Release - Central Connecticut State University Journalists
True Colors
Women for Change
Women’s Campaign School at Yale
World Affairs Council
Youth Journalism International
YWCA Hartford Region

See you there!

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