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Hartford, Harriett Beecher Stowe Prize

September 22, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

With great excitement, we announce the Free Public Event celebrating Dr. Ruha Benjamin and her 2023 Stowe Prize winning book, Viral Justice: How We Grow the World We Want (Princeton University Press, 2022). She will be joined by a number of special guests!

The Stowe Prize is a literary award that 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’s Uncle Tom’s 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.

This is a FREE public event, but for $10 one can get preferred seating.

5:00-7:00pm (doors open at 4:30pm)

$10 preferred seating tickets (100 available)

FREE seating tickets (475available)

Register for the Free Public Event


A big thank you to hosting our event, Immanuel Congregational Church

10 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT 06105

Stowe Center Lawn, 77 Forest Street
2:00 – 5:00 pm
On the Lawn for all to partake will be sidewalk chalk, hoola hoops, and bubbles to enjoy the gardens before the Justice Fair and Stowe Prize Event at the Immanuel Congregational Church.


September 22, 2023
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT


Harriett Beecher Stowe Center
77 Forest St
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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