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, December 24, 2015

Resources for Talking Current Events at the Dinner Table

As the holiday season advances, conversations on current events with friends, neighbors, and extended family are almost inevitable. Need a primer to help get you through? Check out this resource from Showing Up for Racial Justice, which outlines several talking points on the Black Lives Matter movement, student uprisings, Islamaphobia, and police brutality. The resource also includes tips for managing difficult conversations.

Do you plan to have any conversations about current events or social justice this holiday season? How will you approach these conversations?  

This holiday season, come to the Stowe Center to participate in the new house tour experience, where you will learn about Stowe and the 19th century and engage in a facilitated conversation about how the past relates to today. A great, educational trip for the entire family! 

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