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 27, 2016

#SalonatLunch: Talking to Kids about Race and Racism

Join us at noon for another Salon at Lunch! This week we are talking about how to talk to young people about race and racism. Check out these links below and join us at the Stowe Center or online via the hashtag #SalonatLunch for the conversation!

Raising race conscious children

When did you realize your race?
Franchesca Ramsey, July 20, 2016, MTV’s Decoded

“That’s Not Fair!” — Teaching Young Children About Race And Racism, Respect And Diversity
Alan Singer, July 18, 2016, The Huffington Post

Salons at Lunch are every Wednesday at noon at the Stowe Center. Join us as we talk about current events and social justice issues! 

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