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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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

#SalonatLunch: #BlackLivesMatter vs. #AllLivesMatter

Join us for another installment of Salons at Lunch!

#BlackLivesMatter began in 2012 after the acquittal of George Zimmerman. The hashtag and movement have grown, and Black Lives Matter is a call to action against anti-Black racism in the U.S.

When hearing or reading #BlackLivesMatter, many respond with #AllLivesMatter. Why do you think some people respond in this way? Does All Lives Matter erase the purpose and meaning of the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter and its accompanying movement?

Check out these links for background reading.

Why 'All Lives Matter' is a perilous phrase
Daniel Victor, July 15, 2016, The New York Times

When you're accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression Chris Boeskool, March 14, 2016, Huffington Post 

Salons at Lunch are every Wednesday at noon for July and August. Engage with others on current events and contemporary issues! We look forward to seeing you! 

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