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 6, 2016

#SalonatLunch: Race in Pop Culture

Our summer Salons at Lunch series is starting again! Join us every Wednesday at noon for dialogue and debate on current events and social justice issues.

This Wednesday, July 6th, we will be discussing "Race in Pop Culture." Join us as we watch actor Jesse Williams's BET Humanitarian Award speech and discuss the content and reaction to the speech.

Salons at Lunch will be held every Wednesday at noon for the months of July and August. Salons will be held in the Harriet Beecher Stowe house parlor-a once in a lifetime opportunity to discuss current events in the same space in which Harriet Beecher Stowe did. Salons at Lunch are free and open to the public.

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