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Inspiring Action: Real Stories of Social Change

June 2, 2016    3-5:30 PM
Immanuel Congregational Church
10 Woodland Street, Hartford

Across the street from the Stowe Center


Inspiration to Action Fair


Join us for a free public program preceding the Student Stowe Prize Big Tent Jubilee. The Student Stowe Prize winners will join Hartford-area activists and organizations to share their passions and strategies for positive change.

3-4 PM       -Inspiration to Action Fair with Hartford-area activists and organizations

                  -Author Andrew Aydin will sign copies of his books, March, Book One and March, Book Two. Save time in line and buy the books in advance! 

4-5:30 PM   -Real Stories of Social Change, dialogue with Student Stowe Prize winners Martese Johnson and Nina Sachs with author Andrew Aydin.

Moderator: John Dankosky, WNPR News Director and Host

Reservations or 860.522.9258, x317


Stowe Prize Syllabus contains links to winners' entries as well as additional readings on the students' topics.


PARKING is available on Woodland Street, on Forest Street, or, after 2 PM, in Lot C at the corner of Forest St. and Capital Ave. (accessible from Forest Street).




Book CoverBuy copies of Andrew Aydin's award-winning graphic memoir series March, which chronicles the life of civil rights icon John Lewis, or at the Stowe Center Museum Store.




About Andrew Aydin

Andrew AydinAndrew Aydin is co-author of the #1 New York Times best-selling graphic memoir series, March, which chronicles the life of Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis. Co-authored with Rep. Lewis and illustrated by Nate Powell, March is a recipient of the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award Special Recognition and the Coretta Scott King Book Award Author Honor. The Washington Post called March “a must read monument.”

Aydin serves as Digital Director & Policy Advisor to Congressman Lewis in Washington, D.C. and is a graduate of Trinity College in Hartford and Georgetown University in Washington.  His best-selling graphic novels March: Book One and March: Book Two are taught in high schools and colleges across the country. He has appeared as a guest on the Rachel Maddow Show, National Public Radio, CBS This Morning, CNN, the BBC and many other programs.



Inspiring Action: Real Stories of Social Change is followed by the 6th annual Big Tent Jubilee to honor 2016 Student Stowe Prize winners and support Stowe Center education programs. Information and tickets.


Legacy Presenting Sponsor: The Hartford


Inspiration to Action Fair Participants
Student Stowe Prize Keynote Speaker Andrew Aydin
Student Stowe Prize Winner Martese Johnson
Student Stowe Prize Winner Nina Sachs
Student Stowe Prize Runner-Up Lydia Henning
Immanuel Congregational Church
Hartford/Ocotal Sister City Project
Jury Administration Outreach Program
Park Watershed
Connecticut River Academy
World Affairs Council
Youth Journalism International
Student Abolitionists Stopping Slavery
CT Community Organizing for Racial Equity
Grow Hartford