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, September 9, 2015

#SalonsatStowe: Meet the Featured Guests

The first Salon at Stowe for Fall 2015, "Unpacking White Privilege" will be held September 10th at the Stowe Visitor Center. Leading the conversation will be featured guests Dr. David Canton and Andrea Kandel.

Learn more about the featured guests below!

Dr. David A. Canton is an associate professor of history, and Interim Dean of Institutional Equity and Inclusion at Connecticut College. Canton believes that African-American urban history illustrates the impact of racism, classism, and sexism in the black community. It also provides insight to the origins of 20th century black urban poverty, civil rights struggle, black class formation, and black community development.

Andrea Kandel is the Executive Director of the National Conference for Community and Justice. The National Conference for Community and Justice is a human relations organization that promotes inclusion and acceptance by providing education and advocacy while building communities that are respectful and just for all.

What will you ask the featured guests? Why do you think it is important to talk about white privilege? Let us know in the comments below! 

"Unpacking White Privilege" will begin at 5:00 pm with a social half hour in the Stowe Visitor Center. The discussion will begin at 5:30 pm. See you there!

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