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, November 12, 2014

Salons at Stowe Children Behind Bars: #Juvenile Justice?

Tomorrow, November 13th, the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center will be hosting a Salon entitled Children Behind Bars: Juvenile Justice? The Salon will feature Sandra Staub, Legislative Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut, and State Representative Toni Walker.

The topic of juvenile justice calls on issues of human rights, education, economic equality, and equal representation under the law. This issue has been one of recent political relevance, and one of our 2014 Student Stowe Prize Winners, Madeline Sachs, wrote on this very topic in a piece entitled "Juvenile Life without Parole."

The Salon will include introductions to the topic by both features guests, as well as an opportunity for audience participation and questions. Our conversation will serve as a launching point for creative and concentrated action on the issue of juvenile justice-we hope to see you there!

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