Her words changed the world.

Stowe Prize Day: Action Fair & A Conversation With Bryan Stevenson

June 8, 2017
Immanuel Congregational Church, 10 Woodland St., Hartford (across Farmington Avenue from the Stowe Center)
Free events thanks to Legacy Presenting Sponsor, The Hartford

We expect a large crowd for this event. Please carpool if possible or consider public transportation.

Parking is available at locations listed below.

-Mark Twain House & Museum and Clemens Place lots, both accessible from GPS address 385 Farmington Avenue - a short walk across the street to Immanual Congregational Church
-Street parking on Woodland Street 


Join us for Stowe Prize Day free events!

3-4 PM           Action FairAction Fair guest at booth

A networking fair for Connecticut activists and community members to share ideas and strategies for social change. Participants range from high school and college students to grass roots community and educational organizations.


World Affairs Council
Jury Administration Outreach Program
Student Abolitionists Stopping Slavery
Hartford Habitat for Humanity
The Sheff Movement
Conference of Churches -- Racial Justice Ministries
The Discovery Center
Park Watershed
Grow Hartford
CT One Standard of Justice
State Education Resource Center
CT Fair Housing Center
Judy Dworin Performance Project
Hartford Public Library
Immanuel Congregational Church


4-5:30 PM      A Conversation with Bryan StevensonBryan Stevenson

Hear from the 2017 Stowe Prize winner: Attorney, professor and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, Just Mercy is a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice.

Audience interaction encouraged.

An American Sign Language interpreter will sign the program.

Please register for A Conversation with Bryan Stevenson.


View Bryan Stevenson's TED Talk

These free public events followed by a ticketed event, The Big Tent Jubilee (6-9 PM on the Stowe Center Lawn) where Mr. Stevenson will speak and be awarded the Stowe Prize for Writing to Advance Social Justice. The Big Tent Jubilee is a fundraising event supporting the Stowe Center's education programs for adults and children.

The Stowe Prize is awarded biennially to a United States author whose written work makes a demonstrable impact on a critical social justice issue in the tradition of Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Named in honor of Harriet Beecher Stowe, the Stowe Prize was established to commemorate the 200th anniversary of her birth in 2011.  

You are welcome to share photos on social media.

Video/audio recording is not permitted.

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