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.

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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, October 8, 2015

#SalonsatStowe: Meet the Featured Guests

Tonight, the Stowe Center will present "Can We End Domestic Violence?", a Salon on domestic violence in Greater Hartford and the effects of domestic violence on children and families. The Salon is presented with the Aurora Foundation for Women and Girls in Greater Hartford.

Meet the featured guests for the Salon below!

Karen Jarmoc is the Chief Executive Officer of the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Karen has previously worked as the executive director for the Network Against Domestic Abuse, Inc. in Enfield, Connecticut where she oversaw shelter, hotline, court and community-based supports and services to victims of domestic violence in the region. As a former member of the House of Representatives in Connecticut, Karen helped spearhead legislation to improve the state’s response to victims of domestic violence and worked with others to successfully secure funding for 24/7 coverage within the state’s domestic violence shelters.   

Garry Lapidus, PA-C, MPH, is the Director of the Injury Prevention Center at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center/Hartford Hospital and Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Mr. Lapidus is a Board of Director member for the Hartford Interval House, the largest of CT’s battered women’s shelters and a member of Men Make a Difference, Men against Domestic Violence. In 2015, he was appointed by the Connecticut legislature to co-chair the Task Force to study the state-wide response to family violence and its impact on children. 

What will you ask the featured guests? "Can We End Domestic Violence?" will begin at 5:00 pm with a social half-hour. Discussion will begin at 5:30 pm. The Salon will be held in the Stowe Visitor Center. See you there!    

1 comment:

Tom McCormick said...

Domestic violence will continue as long as the US has an aggressive violent foreign policy posture. US foreign policy is predicted on a supply men that are disposed to violence. Violence at home is necessary for the US to commit violence abroad. Violence is inculcated into our present and future soldiers through a wide variety of techniques. It starts with cartoons and runs through movies, TV, video games etc. Violent behavior is a social good in our homeland. Just try to get a bunch of Buddhists to invade country and shoot-em up. Not impossible, but difficult.
Ignore this simple truth and no amount of counseling, interventions and all will go nowhere.