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

This blog will expand the reach of these community conversations to the online audience. Add your posts and comments to keep the conversation going! Commit to action by clicking HERE to stay up to date on Salon and social justice news.

For updates on Stowe Center programs and events, sign up for our enews at http://harrietbeecherstowe.org/email.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Online "Compassion Course" by Thom Bond

For our followers interested in programming around nonviolence and empathy, check out Compassion Course Online 2014, a course which "imparts concepts, stories and practices that empower us to be more compassionate." The Compassion Course includes more than 2,200 participants from 55 countries and engages its worldwide audience through weekly messages of concepts, stories, and lessons, as well as conference calls and an online community. You can learn more about the course HERE and in the introductory video below.

We learned about The Compassion Course through our friends at We, The World and if you select their name when asked "How did you find out about The Compassion Course?" during registration, they will receive a portion of your registration.

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