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, October 4, 2016

#StoweSyllabus: What We're Reading This Week

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

From slavery to mass incarceration, Ava Duvernay’s film “13th” examines racist U.S. Justice System
October 3, 2016, Democracy Now!

Hear something, say something: Navigating the world of racial awkwardness
Code Switch Podcast, September 28, 2016, NPR

Who gets to write what?
Kaitlyn Greenidge, September 24, 2016, The New York Times http://nyti.ms/2cU86aK 

Enrollment surges at historically Black colleges amid rise in racial tensions
Valerie Strauss, September 11, 2016, The Washington Post

What is on your reading list this week? What do resources do you use to stay informed and engaged? Share below! 

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