Announcing This Year’s Faith & Justice Breakfast Program

Gold, purple, and white flyer for the interfaith breakfast with a woven background. The text of the flyer is repeated on the webpage below.

We are just one week out from East Bay Housing Organizations’s annual Faith & Justice Breakfast to be held on the morning of Wednesday, September 21 at the First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley.

I am excited to announce our keynote speaker and musical guest, Servant Brian K. Woodson, Sr. and Rev. Sandhya Jha. Both of these incredible organizers embody the theme of this year’s breakfast — intersectionality. Servant BK and Rev. Sadhya have devoted their lives to fighting for equity, access, and dignity for all people, inspired by their respective faith traditions. To learn more about our guests, please see their bios below.

In addition to hearing from our inspiring guests, attendees will enjoy coffee, catered breakfast, and an opportunity to share in community with others devoted to faith, intersectionality, and housing justice.

You do not want to miss this event. Tickets are available now at $30 for EBHO members and $45 for non-members. Don’t wait — grab them today!

In Solidarity,

— Ronnie Boyd, Community, Faith, and Justice Organizer

Keynote Speaker

Servant Brian K. Woodson, Sr. (he/him) began adulthood as a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force where he was a designer and project officer. He left the USAF in answer to his call to ministry which he began as the Pastor of First Baptist Church, London Ohio. Rev. Woodson has pastored for the past thirty-two years and is currently the founding pastor of Oakland’s own Bay Area Christian Connection.

Servant BK is an organizer and the Director of Clergy Development at Faith in Action East Bay (formerly named Oakland Community Organizations) and the past Director of the Emerging Leaders Program at the Leadership Institute at Allen Temple. He is an ardent advocate for human rights and the dignity Christ demands for all.

He is a published author of many articles and the devotional book “Meditations of a Madman: The Musings of a Hated Man Loving God”. His long awaited first novel, “Purplynd” has been recently released and is available online and wherever fine books are sold.

Servant BK is the husband of Valerie McCann and together they have Joshua, Josiah, Brian and Harmonie.

Musical Guest

Reverend Sandhya Jha (they/them) is an anti-oppression consultant who particularly loves helping organizations get Diversity/Equity/Inclusion teams off the ground. Rev. Sandhya is the founder and former executive director of the Oakland Peace Center, a collective of 40 organizations working to create equity, access, and dignity as the means of creating peace in Oakland and the Bay Area.

An ordained pastor with a master’s in public policy, Rev. Sandhya is comfortable in the pulpit, on the picket line, or hanging out with friends and friends-to-be over a good cup of tea and a good story.

Rev. Sandhya’s fifth book with Chalice Press, Rebels, Despots, and Saints, will release on MLK Day 2023.

Rev. Sandhya will be providing musical entertainment at the September 21st breakfast on the guitar.

EBHO’s Annual Interfaith Breakfast
Woven Together: Intersectionality & Housing Justice

Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Doors open: 8:30 AM, Program: 9:00-11:00 AM

First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley
2407 Dana St, Berkeley, CA

Members: $30, Non-members: $45

Parking & Transportation: Free parking is available at 2420 Channing Way. On public transit, transfer at the Downtown Berkeley BART station to the 6 Bus.

COVID-19 Safety: Attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination, including a booster shot, at the door. Masks are highly encouraged when not eating or drinking.

To skip the line at the door, send us your vaccination info in advance at

Thank you to our Faith & Justice Breakfast sponsors! Champion of justice: Silicon Valley Bank Giver of light: Shelter, Inc., Community Economics, EAH Housing, Satellite Affordable Housing Associates Community Builder: MidPen Housing, Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects, Change Maker: BBI Construction, BRIDGE Housing, Eden Housing, Gubb & Barshay LLP, Mercy Housing Faithful Friend: Bay Area LISC, Bonnewit Development Services, East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation, HKIT Architects, Nonprofit Finance Fund, Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California, The Unity Council