Her words changed the world.

Salons at Lunch 7.26.17

July 26, 2017
Noon-1 PM
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
Free Event


Uncle Tom, title character of Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin turned racial slur, raises questions about race and representation in literature and popular culture. From conversations around Harriet Beecher Stowe and Uncle Tom in the 19th century to discussion of Disney's Aladdin and the newly announced HBO show Confederate, the issue of representation and who gets to create lasting images and stories remain. What does representation mean and why does it matter?

In 2017 Stowe Salons at Lunch meet at Noon on July 12, July 26, August 9, and August 23. Join the conversation about social justice issues making news. Share your perspectives and ideas for creating positive change in our city, state and nation. A great opportunity to network with other change makers. Bring your lunch or pick up food at the Nook Farm Nook next door at Mark Twain House & Museum.

Suggested reading

The Pervading Influence of Uncle Tom’s Cabin in Popular Culture
Holly L. Derr, September 4, 2013, The Atlantic

Uncle Tom’s Shadow 
Darryl Lorenzo Wellington, December 7, 2006, The Nation 

The Problem with Aladdin
Aditi Natasha Kini, July 17, 2017, Bitch Media