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, April 7, 2016

#SalonatStowe: Meet the Featured Guests

Join us this evening for Student Activists Speak Out, a Salon at Stowe on the power and significance of student activism. Featured guests for the program include Tony Roy, social studies teacher from CT River Academy and three student activists from CT River Academy.

Check out these links below for background reading on student activism:

Student Activism is Serious Business
Roxane Gay, November 11, 2015, The New Republic

The Other Student Activists
Melinda D. Anderson, November 23, 2015, The Atlantic

What will you ask the featured guests? Are you a student activist or activist yourself? Share your thoughts in the comments below and attend the Salon this evening! The Salon will begin at 5:30 pm in the Stowe Center Visitor Center.

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