July 19, 2016

This show will look at the critical work of the Transformative Justice Coalition in the months to come. In its first year of operations, the Transformative Justice Coalition has launched major campaigns on addressing voter suppression; police sexual assault; policing restructuring; African American women and the law; and millennials and the vote.  Yet, TJC has just gotten started and in the second year its impact will be even more broad-ranging.  Guests for the show include TJC Board Chair, Brenda Harding, Secretary, Terry O’Neill, Treasurer, Joel Segal, Director of Strategy, Brian McCoy and Social Media Specialist and Special Assistant to the President, Caitlyn Cobb.

Our show will look at ways our listeners can become involved in the current fight for justice and the work of the Transformative Justice Coalition.

Since starting operations in July of 2015, the Transformative Justice Coalition has been extremely active in making unique and critical contributions to the fight for racial, gender, economic and environmental justice.

During this entire year, our radio show Igniting Change has broadcast 52 weekly shows covering the top issues of our times.

In the first 2 months of operation, TJC produced the first version of a ground breaking report titled “Fostering An Inclusive Democracy” which after substantial updating is being released to the public this month.  In other voting rights work,  TJC sponsored a Congressional Briefing in April which helped to inspire the creation of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus in May, 2016.  TJC sponsored a highly successful National Day of Action on the 3rd Anniversary of Shelby v. Holder.

TJC President Barbara Arnwine, as Co-Chair of the Civil Rights Coalition on Policing Reform, has been leading the national movement for policing restructuring to stop police killings of Black men and women.  She has helped to Chair meetings at the White House on School Resource Officers and advocated for other policing reforms.

Besides its victorious efforts alongside OKCArtists4Justice and other organizations to convict Officer Holtzclaw of the serial rape of Black women in Oklahoma City, TJC has been leading efforts with the White House and Department of Justice for more law enforcement against police sexual assault.

Our show will discuss, TJC’s critical programming plans in the months to come including National Days of Action, August 5-6th, for the 51st Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965; an African American Women and the Law Conference on September 13-14th; a Millennial and the Vote Convening in late September; and an October 6th, Voting Rights Symposium 3.0 and John Conyers Justice Award Reception!  In addition, TJC President Barbara Arnwine has been advocating for nationwide economic action on policing reform to force police accountability.

There are many opportunities for each of you to become directly engaged in the work of the Transformative Justice Coalition and the larger racial justice movement.

Be sure to listen to this informative show!

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Terry O’Neill

Terry O’Neill, a feminist attorney, professor and activist for social justice, was elected president of NOW in June 2009. She is also president of the […]

Caitlyn Cobb

Caitlyn Cobb

Caitlyn currently works for the Transformative Justice Coalition (TJC) as its Social Media Director and as a Special Assistant to Barbara Arnwine, president and founder […]

Brenda Ford Harding

Brenda Harding

Brenda Ford Harding is an attorney and consultant in Durham, N.C.  She works extensively in the voting rights area, specifically using different strategies to ensure […]


Joel R. Segal

Joel Segal received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of North Carolina in 1989, where he focused on constitutional law and conflict resolution […]


Brian D. McCoy

Mr. Brian D. McCoy is the Founder and President of BDM Sports & Education Foundation, (BDMS&E) based in Chicago, Illinois