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, July 3, 2014

Can legislation prevent #humantrafficking?

Though many consumers are interested in purchasing products made from ethical sources, information on production is not always readily available. The lack of information for consumers is posed to change with a new bill introduced by Representative Carolyn Maloney (Democrat) of New York. The bill requires all companies with over $100 million in global gross revenue to publicly disclose measures they have taken to prevent human trafficking and slave labor as part of the annual Security and Exchange Commission report.

Do you think legislation like this could make a difference? If people have more information on products, will it result in more conscious consumption?

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