Her words changed the world.

Stowe Prize Day: Big Tent Jubilee

June 8, 2017
Stowe Center Lawn
Ticketed Event

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Join us on June 8 when the Stowe Prize will be awarded to Bryan Stevenson at the Big Tent Jubilee on the Stowe Center Lawn.

Bryan Stevenson

Stevenson is an attorney, professor, and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption.

The Big Tent Jubilee is a fundraising dinner and award ceremony supporting the Stowe Center’s education programs for school age children and the public. The event will kick off with a private reception with Mr. Stevenson for sponsors and patrons.

The Big Tent Jubilee is preceded by free public programs: The Action Fair and A Conversation with Bryan Stevenson.

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.  

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Sponsorship Information, contact MSackett@StoweCenter.org or 860.522.9258, x305.


The Stowe Prize, the 2017 Winner and Award History

View Bryan Stevenson's 2012 TED Talk



Free parking is available at locations listed below. Stowe Center staff and parking attendants will direct you upon arrival and departure.
-Lot C (corner of Forest Street & Capitol Avenue; available after 3 PM) -- an 8-minute walk from the Stowe Center or ride the convenient shuttle bus*
-Mark Twain House & Museum and Clemens Place lots, both accessible from GPS address 385 Farmington Avenue - a short walk to the Stowe Center
-Street parking on Forest Street
*From 5:30-10 PM, two 12-person shuttle buses will transport guests between Lot C and the Stowe Center
Planning and Check In
Upon arrival please check in at the small registration tent. Here you'll pick up your name tag, table number and event information. Staff will direct you to either the outdoor or private reception based on ticket level purchased.
The dinner and award ceremony are outdoors, and you will be walking on grass. Please plan your footwear accordingly. We recommend flat shoes or wedges.
You may wish to bring a wrap or light jacket.
You are welcome to share photos on social media.

Video/audio recording is not permitted.

Make an Impact
We hope you'll participate in a paddle raise to contribute to the ongoing impact
of Stowe Center education and public programs that inspire civic engagement.
Dietary Restrictions
Please submit any dietary requests by Friday, June 2.
Requests made on site cannot be guaranteed.
For dietary requests or questions, contact MSackett@StoweCenter.org or 860.522.9258 x305.

Stowe Prize Legacy Presenting Sponsor

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Silver Sponsors
Friends of the Stowe Center
Day Pitney LLP

Bronze Sponsors
Friends of the Stowe Center
Bank of America
Eversource Energy
Fiduciary Investment Advisors
Pullman & Comley, LLC
Robinson & Cole LLP
Susan L. Johnson
Bartlett Brainard Eacott Inc.
Pratt & Whitney

Circle of Friends
Barnes Group Foundation
Cheryl Cundall and Kevin Farmer
Susan and Ned Dunn, Jr.
Katherine Kane and John Kelsey
Premier Accounting Group
Pue, Chick, Leibowitz & Blezard LLC
The Village for Families & Children
Wiggin and Dana LLP
Willis Towers Watson
Debby Applegate and Bruce Tulgan

Hospitality Sponsor

The Goodwin Hotel

Media Sponsors

Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network
The Hartford Courant