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, September 22, 2016

#StoweSyllabus: What We're Reading This Week

Articles and current events that got us thinking over the week!

Another day, another hashtag: White people, you gotta get to work now
Awesomely Luvvie September 21, 2016, Awesomely Luvvie

It’s time to get over your feelings and take action for Black lives
Ann Friedman, August 3, 2016, New York Magazine

Throwing the rock and hiding your hand: White women and a revisiting of intersectionality
Jameelah Jones, September 21, 2016, Medium

Why are cops OK with killing black people? Because American history teaches that we aren’t fully human
D. Watkins, September 21, 2016, Salon

In conversation: Ava Duvernay
Rebecca Traister, September 2016, New York Magazine

What are you reading this week? Share in the comments below! 

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