Salons at Lunch


Salons at Lunch:

Telling Our Nation’s Story #1

July 16th, 2021

The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, in collaboration with Our Common Purpose: Reinventing American Democracy for the 21st Century and the Commission On The Practice Of Democratic Citizenship, A Project Of The American Academy Of Arts & Sciences, present four salons this season intended to explore the ways in which Telling Our Nation’s Story initiative can engage communities throughout the country in direct, open-ended, and inclusive conversations about the complex and always evolving American story.


Common Purpose & Harriet Beecher Stowe Center team are joined by Cheryl Thompson author of Uncle: Uncle: Race, Nostalgia, and the Politics of Loyalty (2020) and Maisa Tisdale who is on the ground working to expand the narratives of Black experience and perception through Mary & Eliza Freeman Center for History and Community in Bridgeport, CT’s South End. Join Jonathon Cohen to learn about Common Purpose recommendations, the historical archive, current policy, political movements, and race history then and now.


Thank you to the George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Co-Trustee for helping the program possible.



Preregistration is required and transitions to zoom if rain.

Location The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center/77 Forest St./Hartford, CT 06105
Doors Open 12:30 PM
Program 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM