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, July 1, 2014

Want to get in shape and fight #humantrafficking this summer? Check out @Love146's #treadontrafficking

Are you an activist looking to both take action and get in shape this summer? If so, check out Love146's Tread on Trafficking campaign which encourages you to put the active in activism. As a result of the campaign, people across the world are using their "workout for something greater by running, swimming, biking or jogging in the name of abolition." One such activist is Laura Hagen of California who is leading a group of 4 moms who will run 146 miles in 46 days. You can read her story and those of others below and on the Love146 blog.

Is there an exercise routine you could use to raise money to fight human trafficking? How can you use your summer workout to create positive change around modern day slavery?

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