Staying Afloat: Sustaining Hope in the Face of Adversity

John will speak about growing up in the South in the 60’s and what kept hope alive in the midst of oppression. Music will be provided by Alison Green.

Originally from Kentucky, John came to Rhode Island to study painting at the Rhode Island School of Design. He has been a friend of First Unitarian ever since his wife Nancy became a member under Rev. Tom Ahlburn’s watch. John considers himself to be truly blessed to be married to the love of his life and to live on a street named Hope in the fittingly named sanctuary city of Providence.