Our art gallery currently displays the work of DarRen Morris. He is an African American who has been incarcerated for an unintentional death. He takes responsibility for his mistake and is dedicated to help youth from making similar mistakes. His paintings are beautiful and thoughtful.
It’s difficult to believe that he is being held for life for something that was an accident. We will look at our prison system and the inequalities that occur for many people of color when they are incarcerated. We will also explore how this strong hold of white privilege defines our country and infiltrates everything from housing, banking, education, and the law. As Unitarian Universalists we believe in the inherent worth and dignity of all people. How might we turn this privilege around and open doors for all people, not just some?
Rev. Karon Sandberg is a hospice chaplain who finds great meaning in her work and learns from her patients how to live life more fully. She was ordained by the Fox Valley UU Fellowship and serves them as a community minister. She and her partner, Joel, have been married for over 30 years. They are enjoying their empty nest and the opportunity to explore new places and activities as they enter this new phase of life.