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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Sunday, May 31, 2015

2015 #StowePrize with @tanehisicoates on June 4th

This Thursday, June 4th, the Stowe Center will present the Stowe Prize for Writing to Advance Social Justice to Ta-Nehisi Coates, national correspondent and blogger at The Atlantic. Coates's landmark piece, "The Case for Reparations", drew national attention last May, and earned the title of one of the most emailed pieces of the year.

Beyond "The Case for Reparations," Coates has written most recently on Ferguson and Baltimore, respectability politics, and his experiences learning French.


Coates follows Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, the 2011 Stowe Prize winners, and Michelle Alexander, the 2013 Stowe Prize winner.

The Stowe Prize will be presented at the 5th annual Big Tent Jubilee on Thursday, June 4th. Prior to the Big Tent Jubilee, the Stowe Center will present the Inspiration to Action Fair from 3-4 pm, a networking event of local community and activist organizations, and "A Conversation on Race with Ta-Nehisi Coates" from 4-5:30 pm, a public program with Coates and John Dankosky of WNPR. Both programs are free and open to the public and held at Immanuel Congregational Church.

Will you be attending the Big Tent Jubilee? The Inspiration to Action Fair or Stowe Prize Public Program? Let us know! 

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