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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Friday, June 27, 2014

MTV's @LookDifferent Implicit Bias quiz

MTV recently launched a new project entitled “Look Different” aimed at addressing and reducing implicit racist, sexual, and gender biases. The project includes an interactive online platform coupled with original television and media programming. Upon launch, the project issued an Implicit Bias quiz developed in conjunction with the Harvard based non-profit Project Implicit to detail the ways in which unconscious biases influence daily perceptions and interactions.

The project, which kicked-off in April, will run for the next several years. Each year will focus on a different issue of identity politics, beginning with racial identities.

Check out the site, take the quiz, and let us know what you think! Do you think a project like this can make a difference?

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