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 24, 2015

#StandAgainstRacism with @HBStoweCenter @YWCAUSA

From Friday, April 24 to Sunday April, 26 the Stowe Center will be partnering with the YWCA to participate in the annual Stand Against Racism campaign. The campaign works to build community with those who work for racial justice and recognize the negative impact of interpersonal, systemic, and institutional racism.


Join us as together we raise awareness of the interpersonal, social, political, and economic effects of racism and devise action steps to counter racism in our communities. Enjoy the new Stowe House experience tour that connects the past to the present and includes a facilitated conversation on contemporary issues surrounding race and discrimination.

Stowe House tours: On the bottom of the hour

Child's Tour at 1:30 PM Saturday and Sunday -- Reservations suggested: 860-522-9258, ext. 317.

How has racism evolved since Stowe’s time? How can we continue the work of Stowe, Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, and other abolitionists today? How can we combat racism on an interpersonal level, but also on a structural and institutional level? Come to the Stowe Center and share your thoughts!  

1 comment:

Courtney said...

Fantastic, important campaign and two very, very incredible organizations! Awesome!