David Brazil is a grassroots and professional community organizer with long-standing commitment to transformation of the criminal legal system.  As the coordinator with Faith Alliance for a Moral Economy (FAME), the interfaith project of the East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (EBASE), he was instrumental in winning groundbreaking protections against employment discrimination for formerly incarcerated people in Oakland.  At the Promise of Justice Initiative in New Orleans, he served as a specialist with the Jim Crow Juries project, dedicated to undoing the harm of a long-standing racist law.  Also in Louisiana, David was lead organizer for the Orleans Parish Prison Reform Coalition (OPPRC), coordinating successful efforts to stop jail construction, elect a more progressive sheriff, and develop a non-police crisis response hotline.  As a grassroots organizer, he co-founded Abolition Apostles, a national jail and prison ministry connecting incarcerated people with volunteer pen-pals.  David is a nondenominational Christian lay pastor and has co-led congregational worship in two churches since his call to the pastorate in 2015.  He is also a published poet, critic, and essayist.   David lives in Oakland, California, with his wife Sarah and his sons Sam and Paul.