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, June 24, 2014

Key Issues Forum on "Are We in a Post-Racial Era?" tonight at 6pm

Where is Connecticut on race equity in the 21st century? How far have we come in the 250 years since the Hartford Courant was first published? What needs to be done to achieve a color-blind society?

Tonight, the community will come together for a Key Issues Forum on "Are We in a Post-Racial Era?" at 6:00pm at the Conference of Churches (224 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT). This panel discussion will feature Lois Brown (Chair of African American Studies at Wesleyan University), William Howe (State Dept. of Education, multicultural education, gender equity and civil rights), Orlando Rodriguez (Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission), and Adrienne W. Cochrane (CEO, Urban League of Greater Hartford). It will be moderated by Laurie Perez of Fox CT.

Though reservations have exceeded the capacity of the space, we encourage you to visit FoxCT.com for live coverage of the program.

This free program is presented by the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center with The Hartford Courant, FOX CT and The Conference of Churches

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