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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Friday, April 3, 2015

#SalonsatStowe: April 16th and April 30th

Join us this month for not one, but two Salon at Stowe programs! On April 16th, the Stowe Center will present "Unlearning Unconscious Bias," a program exploring implicit bias and its implications on the criminal justice system. On April 30th, the Stowe Center will present "Writing about Race" with Dr. Jelani Cobb of UConn.  

Both programs are designed to promote thoughtful and critical dialogue that prompts deliberate social and political action. What would you like to know about implicit bias? Anything you would like to ask Dr. Cobb? Let us know!

All programs are free and open to the public. The Salons begin at 5:00 pm with a social half hour and conclude at 7:00 pm. See you there! 

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