Inmate Art Displayed at ESTHER Banquet
On Sunday, November 5, 2017, CEA-Wisconsin, partnered with teacher Ken VanMieghem and his students at the Wisconsin Resource Center to provide an exhibit of artwork at ESTHER’s Annual Banquet. This was the third year that inmate art was displayed at ESTHER’s event. The 12 paintings became part of a silent auction, raising $345 to support ESTHER’s projects. Over the three years, the artwork raised over $1000 in bids.
CEA-Wisconsin also had a table at the event to familiarize the 225+ people in attendance with its efforts to promote education in correctional settings.
Founded in 2004, ESTHER is a grassroots and non-profit interfaith social-justice organization. ESTHER aims to bring together people of faith and communities of faith in the Fox Valley region of Wisconsin to build community and to identify and act on issues of injustice. Faith communities covenanting with ESTHER are united based on shared values such as equality and human dignity.
ESTHER has created task forces which are action groups that plan and implement activities and events to evoke positive change for the community in the areas of Transportation, Immigration, and Prison Reform. For more information about ESTHER’s activities or to become involved in one of ESTHER’s task forces, go to [esther-foxvalley.org