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
Join us for Stowe Prize Day free events!
3-4 PM Action Fair
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.
4-5:30 PM A Conversation with Bryan 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.
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.