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Social Justice Reading Circle

March 22, 2023 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 26, 2023

A five month book club committed to in-depth readings addressing contemporary injustices. Five books in total: all Stowe Prize Nominees, all women authors, all Black authors.
Through weekly one hour sessions, participants will focus intently on short sections of each text.

March – July | 12:30pm – 1:30pm | Virtual | Wednesdays

At the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, we believe that reading builds empathy and understanding about the complex issues we face in our nation; it is our hope that audiences will be inspired to positive change through these readings, and help to build a sustainable path toward social justice.

Elizabeth Alexander, The Trayvon Generation
Ruha Benjamin, Viral Justice: How to Grow the World We Want
Andrea Elliot, Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival & Hope in an American City
Farah Jasmine Griffin, Read Until You Understand: The Profound Wisdom of Black Life and Literature
Imani Perry, South to America: A Journey Below the Mason Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation

The Stowe Center will announce the 2023 Stowe prize winner (one of the five books listed) on Friday, February 24 (2.24.2023). The Stowe Prize recognizes the author of a distinguished book of general adult fiction or nonfiction whose written work illuminates a critical social justice issue in the tradition of Harriet Beecher Stowe鈥檚 Uncle Tom鈥檚 Cabin. The winning book applies informed inquiry, is accessible and engaging to a wide audience, and promotes empathy and understanding. In creating this award, the Stowe Center recognizes the value of diversity to strengthen our communities.