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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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

#SalonatLunch: Staying Committed to Positive Change

Join us for our second Salon at Lunch of the summer! After a difficult week, we will be discussing how to stay committed to positive change. How do we stay committed to social justice? How do we care for ourselves and others in difficult times?

Kathy Christianson of the Anti-Defamation League and The Discovery Center, will help facilitate the conversation and led attendees in a discussion on how to remain committed to justice and positive change.

Check out these links below for background reading in advance of the program.

5 Self Care Tips for Activists Kim Tran, Everyday Feminism

The Optimism of Uncertainty
, by Howard Zinn, The Nation 

How do you stay committed to positive change? Come to the Salon and share your thoughts or comment below! Stowe Salons at Lunch are held every Wednesday at noon at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center. 

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