Is mass incarceration a new form of Jim Crow? Why does the clock seem to be turning back, keeping some Americans subordinate? How are we all affected, and what can we do about it?
Explore these issues and more at the opening of the spring season for Salons at Stowe on Thursday, April 26, from 5-7 p.m. Join the discussion with our guests, Dr. Bilal Sekou, University of Hartford and Dr. Kaaryn Gustafson, UConn School of Law, as we look at these questions.
Come at 5 pm for refreshments; the conversation begins at 5:30 pm and finishes promptly at 7 p.m. RSVP to Info@StoweCenter.org. Salon admission is FREE thanks to our members, donors and the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Travelers Foundation and the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.
The Spring 2012 Salons at Stowe are part of a site-wide initiative, Stereotypes: Designed to Degrade, that includes exhibits, tours and programs to encourage dialogue on racism and stereotypes. Since 2008, the Stowe Center has brought community members together for spirited discussion of contemporary issues to foster engagement and community action.
Virtual visitors are invited to check out the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center’s Salon blog at: http://salonsatstowe.blogspot.com/ to post thoughts, comments and ideas before, during or after a Salon.