Reverend Phil with Jeremy Liu of East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation
Rev. Phil and JoAnn Lawson
Frank Fisher with Regina Sims.
Gloria Bruce and Amie Fishman of EBHO
Del Price and Gerald Lenoir
Cathy Craig and Wendy Jackson, EBHO board members.
Maria Alegria of FaithWorks! and Art Hatchett of GRIP.
Mayor McLaughlin, Marilyn Langlois, and Phil Hutchings.
Sage Foster of Abode Services and Jeremy Liu.
Adam Kruggel of Contra Costa Interfaith Supporting Community Organizations (CCISCO) and Amie Fishman.
Art and Rev. Phil
Rev. Deborah Lee, her son, and Rev. Clarence Johnson enjoy the buffet.
Guests were treated to a slideshow of pictures of Phil through the decades.
Supervisor John Gioia chats with Mike Daley of EAH.
Jennifer Peck and Rev. Phil.
Amie announces a long line of friends waiting to share their toasts.
Mayor Gayle McLaughlin of Richmond thanks Rev. Lawson for his support during her campaign.
Peggy Jen of Bay Area LISC, an EBHO board member, watches the toasts.
Mayor McLaughlin presents Rev. Lawson with an official certificate of appreciate from the City of Richmond.
Reverend Billye Austin, current pastor of Easter Hill
Supervisor Gioia and State Senator Mark DeSaulnier are old friends of Reverend Lawson.
Art Hatchett of GRIP and Richmond City Councilmember Jovanka Beckles
County Supervisor John Gioia and State Senator Mark DeSaulnier present Rev. Phil with official proclamations - and some good-natured teasing.
Amie reads a proclamation sent by Congresswoman Barbara Lee.
Rev. J. Alfred Smith Sr., pastor emeritus of Allen Temple Baptist Church.
Full house at the Easter Hill community hall.
EBHO's Anthony Federico captures the evening on film.
Wendy Jackson of East Oakland Community Project
Gerald Lenoir of Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) raises a glass to Rev. Lawson, one of BAJI's founders.
Reverend Brian Stein-Webber of the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County
Reverend Clarence Johnson offers his well wishes.
Phil and his grandson Kelly Michael listen to the toasts.
Rev. Deborah Lee offers her reflections and thanks.
Reverend Greggory Brown of the Northern California Interreligious Conference shares a glass.
JoAnn Lawson waves as her husband acknowledges all of her hard work and support.
Joyce Clark of Easter Hill United Methodist Church played a big role in planning the event.
Rev. Sandhya Jha offers reflections from the Interfaith Committee on Worker Justice.
Dr. Amer Araim of the Dar U Mosque in Concord
Amie brought her daughter Liza to enjoy the event.
A few people even hit the dance floor!
Phil with his grandson, Kelle Michael Bradford.