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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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Though only 2014, we are preparing for our 2016 Student Stowe Prize!

The Student Stowe Prize is awarded bi-annually to one high-school and one college student for excellence in writing for social justice...and we're already looking ahead to 2016! Entries for the next Student Stowe Prize are due January 15th, 2016 and guidelines will be posted to our website soon.

In the spirit of Harriet Beecher Stowe, whose groundbreaking novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin galvanized communities and a nation to address slavery, the Student Stowe Prize honors writing that motivates positive, tangible action and change.  

Looking for inspiration for a 2016 entry? Stop by the 2014 Student Stowe Prize TOMORROW, Thursday, June 5. A free public program, Inspiring Action: Real Stories of Social Change, will be held at Immanuel Congregational Church from 3:00-5:30PM. The public program will feature the Inspiration to Action fair and panel discussion with 2014 Stowe Prize winners and local activists, prior to the Big Tent Jubilee from 6:00-9:00PM on the grounds of the Stowe Center. Visit the Stowe Center website for further details!

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