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, November 26, 2015

Tough Thanksgiving Conversations?

Thanksgiving, a time for family gatherings, is often a time for tense conversations on politics and current events.  Check out this video below for some humorous tips to handle tough conversations. 

After the holiday, come to the Stowe Center to engage in our new tour experience, one that is built on dialogue, inquiry, and connecting the past to the present.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

#StoweSyllabus: What We're Reading this Week

Articles and current events that got us thinking over the week!

What is the biggest misconception about racism?
October 28, 2015, The Atlantic

She was guilty of being a black girl: The mundane terror of police violence in American schools
Brittney Cooper, October 28, 2015, Salon  

Obama tells federal agencies to ‘ban the box’ on federal job applications
Gregory Korte, November 3, 2015, USA Today

What are your reactions to the pieces? What articles, news pieces, or video-clips have you come across over the week? Let us know, below!