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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Friday, January 1, 2016

New Year, New Goals: Social Justice Predictions for #2016

And while we looked back in yesterday's blog post, today, the first day of the New Year, is all about looking forward. The proverbial slate that is 2016 is clean and awaiting our ideas, actions, and predictions. So what will 2016 bring? Stowe Prize winner and New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof released an online quiz on what the upcoming year might entail. What will happen with the U.S. Presidential Race? Will the refugee crisis be ameliorated? How will the Black Lives Matter movement grow? Take the quiz and share your opinions! 

How did you do on the quiz? Do you agree/disagree with Kristof's opinions? What do you predict will happen in 2016? How can we work together to ensure justice for all? Let us know in the comments! 

Be sure to keep up to date with all of the Stowe Center's programs and offerings in the New Year. It is sure to be a year filled with education, dialogue, engagement, and action. Maybe even positive change, too. Happy 2016! 

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