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

#StowePrize Syllabus

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. Meet and network with the winners and fellow community activists from 3:00-4:00 PM at the Inspiration to Action Fair, and hear from the winners and keynote speaker Andrew Aydin at Real Stories of Social Change. Both events are free to the public and held at Immanuel Congregational Church.

Learn more about the topics of the student winners below!

Reflections after a trending hashtag-Criminal justice and the events on March 18, 2015 
Martese Johnson, October 14, 2015, Vanity Fair 

Empowering women, period. 
Nina Sachs, January 2016, Teen Ink 

John Lewis’ Graphic Novel to Be Taught in NYC Public Schools
Angela Bronner Helm, March 15, 2016, The Root 

The rise of law enforcement on college campuses 
Melinda D. Anderson, September 28, 2015, The Atlantic 

The paranoid style of American policing 
Ta-Nehisi Coates, December 30, 2015, The Atlantic 

The matter of Black lives 
Jelani Cobb, March 14, 2016, The New Yorker 

New York City public schools to offer free tampons to students 
Michelle Broder Van Dyke, March 14, 2016, Buzzfeed News

For homeless women, getting their period is one of the most difficult challenges 
Eleanor Goldberg, January 15, 2015, HuffPost Impact

A taboo-free way to talk about periods 
Aditi Gupta, May 2015, TED 

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