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, March 24, 2016

#SalonatStowe: Gender Bias in Juvenile Justice

Join the Stowe Center tonight, for our Salon at Stowe program: Gender Bias in Juvenile Justice. Featured guests Mallory LaPierre of the Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance and Kimball Robbins of the Court Support Services Division.

Meet the featured guests below!

Mallory LaPierre
Policy Associate at Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance

Mallory LaPierre joined the Alliance in November of 2012. Before joining the Alliance, Mallory managed a successful reelection campaign for a Connecticut state representative. As a campaign coordinator, Mallory was responsible for organizing and running the day-to-day operation. Prior to her campaign work, she was an intern with the Appropriations Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly. Mallory graduated with high honors from Salve Regina University and holds her BA in Administration of Justice.

Kimball Robbins 
Regional Manager of Juvenile Probation and Gender Responsive Probation Supervisor at Court Support Services Division

Kimball Robbins is the Regional Manager of Juvenile Probation and the Gender Responsive Probation Supervisor at Court Support Services Division. She works within the Juvenile Probation Services Division within the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch. 

Girls are the fastest growing demographic in the juvenile justice system. What are the unique challenges that girls face in the juvenile justice system? How does the intersection of gender and race impact young women of color in the juvenile justice system? Can those outside the justice system make a difference? 

What questions will you ask the featured guests? Come to the Salon to learn more!  

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