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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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

#StoweSalonsatLunch: Race and Housing Discrimination

This Wednesday at 12:00 pm, joins us for a Stowe Salon at Lunch on the topic of race and housing discrimination.

Where we live impacts so much of our life experiences. And though efforts have been made towards integration, studies show that our schools and communities are more segregated than ever. What role does racism and discrimination play in housing?

Check out former Stowe Center trustee and current Central Connecticut State University professor Susan Campbell's recent piece in The Hartford Courant on housing discrimination in Hartford and share your thoughts below!
Discrimination lives on in real estate
Susan Campbell, August 6, 2015, The Hartford Courant

Do we live in segregated communities? What does your neighborhood look like? Come to the Stowe Salon at Lunch and discuss!

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