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, December 1, 2015


Following Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving is deemed "Giving Tuesday," where individuals are prompted to donate money to their favorite charity or organization.
Giving Tuesday was started in 2012 by 92nd Street Y, a cultural organization in New York City. Since its inception, Giving Tuesday has used the power of social media and crowd funding to galvanize efforts towards charity giving.   

Who will you be giving to on Giving Tuesday? Consider making a gift to the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, where your donation will contribute to the continuation of dynamic programming, educational school trips, and the development of a new Stowe House tour experience. 

Beyond Giving Tuesday, what are ways we can work to infuse a spirit of contribution and giving throughout the year? Let us know in the comments below! 

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