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, February 25, 2015

#SalonsatStowe: Ways to Get Involved and Continue the Conversation

The Color of Justice 

Last week, the Stowe Center and Mark Twain House & Museum presented The Color of Justice, a facilitated program and film on racial disparities in juvenile justice.

More Information and Ways YOU Can Take Action
Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance

Connecticut Voices for Children

Coalition for Juvenile Justice

Community Partners in Action

Project Implicit

How Connecticut Changed the Juvenile Justice World
Liz Ryan, CT Post

Routinely Shackling Accused Kids is Wrong
Abby Anderson, The Hartford Courant

Across America, whites are biased and they don’t even know it
Chris Mooney, The Washington Post

Action Steps 
-Continue the conversation on race and juvenile justice
-Host a forum on The Color of Justice-Create a film club, discussion group
-Share Color of Justice resources on Facebook and Twitter
-Send a letter to your representative
-Get involved locally
-Advocate for youth programs
-Divert children from justice system and keep kids in the juvenile justice system (no adult prison if no adult charges)
-Address kids needs early  

What will you do on juvenile justice? Will you host or attend another Color of Justice forum? Let us know! Contact the CT Juvenile Justice Alliance for more information! 

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