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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Thursday, September 10, 2015

#SalonsatStowe: Unpacking White Privilege

Join us for the first Salon of the Fall! Tonight's topic is "Unpacking White Privilege" with Professor David Canton from Connecticut College and Andrea Kandel from the National Conference for Community and Justice.

Check out Peggy McIntosh's White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Backpack as well as On Racism and White Privilege for background reading!

The Salon will be held in the Stowe Visitor Center beginning at 5:00 pm with a social half-hour, followed by an open discussion on white privilege.

1 comment:

Tom McCormick said...

I recommend Tim Wise's book Dear White America. The Stowe Center should bring his in as a speaker.