Race has been a major issue this last year, rearing it’s head with the unfinished business of the Civil Rights Movement of the past. Our own UU denomination is embracing the Black Lives Matter Movement nationally. Yet, here in northeast Wisconsin we struggle to understand the meaning behind this unrest. I felt that I needed to really look at how white privilege holds me up each and every day before I could understand what most people of color struggle with each and very day. Join me as we take an honest look at what white privilege means in our lives.
Rev. Karon Sandberg was ordained by the Fox Valley UU Fellowship and serves them as a community minister. Karon spends her days as a Hospice Chaplain where her patients remind her to live life fully, and preaches at various lay-lead congregations around northeast Wisconsin. She was accepted into Final Fellowship at this year’s UUA General Assembly, which is like getting ministerial tenure. Karon and her partner, Joel, live in Appleton, WI where they have raised their two children, Derek and Claire.