Amidst national conversations of how we ought to commemorate history, we can proudly remember that Follen was founded by abolitionists. This Labor Day weekend, we explore how the labor, bodies, and freedom of fellow humans remains a pressing moral issue. How might we live into that bold spirit of seeking freedom?
Shari Halliday-Quan is a third-year M.Div. student at Union Theological Seminary and the Youth Ministry Coordinator at First Unitarian in Brooklyn. Her wife Elisabeth, daughter of Bob and Sue Halliday, grew up at Follen, and Shari and Elisabeth were married at Follen in 2014.