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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Monday, February 2, 2015

#SalonsatStowe: Feb. 19th The Color of Justice

On February 19th, the Stowe Center will present The Color of Justice, a film and facilitated discussion on the unfair treatment on minority youth in the juvenile justice system. The program will be held at the Mark Twain House & Museum from 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm.

The Color of Justice is produced by CPTV and is delivered in partnership with the CT Juvenile Justice Alliance. The film aired in 2013 and is used in school systems, juvenile probation officer trainings, and community  centers to initiate conversation on injustices circulating juvenile detention.  

The program is free and open to the public.  See you there! 

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