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, June 2, 2016

Inspiration to Action Fair and Real Stories of Social Change: Today!

Today is the Student Stowe Prize! College winner Martese Johnson and high school winner Nina Sachs will be awarded for excellence in social justice writing.

Join community activists and local organizations at the Inspiration to Action Fair from 3:00-4:00 PM at Immanuel Congregational Church in Hartford. Featured organizations include The Discovery Center, Grow Hartford Youth Program, CT Old State House, CT River Academy, and more!

Following the fair, hear from the winners and keynote speaker Andrew Aydin, co-author of the graphic novel March at Real Stories of Social Change. Real Stories of Social Change will be held from 4:00-5:30 PM at Immanuel Congregational Church.

See you there!

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