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, March 8, 2016

Happy #InternationalWomensDay! What will you do?

March 8th marks International Women's Day, a celebration of the contributions of women worldwide and a call to action to achieve gender equity. Originally conceived as International Working Women's Day to highlight the struggles of working class women, International Women's Day serves to draw attention to the issues of women on a broad, global scale.

This year, International Women's Day organizers are asking supporters to "Take the Pledge for Parity" and commit to actions to achieve gender equity. Action items include pledging to check unconscious bias, to create inclusive communities, and to empower young girls. Check out the pledge here and commit to action today!    

What did you do to recognize International Women's Day? What women of history inspire you? How will you work to achieve gender equity today? Let us know in the comments below! 

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