The nonpartisan “Igniting Change Radio Show with Barbara Arnwine, Esq. and Daryl Jones, Esq.” program will be aired from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on Radio One’s WOL 1450 AM in the Washington, DC metropolitan area as well as nationwide on WOLDCNEWS.COM and Barbaraarnwine.com.
Please note, during the show there are 3 hard stop commercial breaks at 12:13 PM Eastern Time, 12:28 PM ET and 12:43 PM ET.
Cynthia Robbins, Esq.: 12:00 PM – 12:57 PM ET
Culture of Health Leadership Institute for Racial Healing and Racial Justice Fellow; Consultant GR
Rodreshia Russaw: 12:00 PM – 12:13 PM ET
Feminist activist; Human rights defender; Executive Director of The Ordinary People Society (TOPS)
Breanna Appling: 12:15 PM – 12:57 PM ET
Transformative Justice Coalition Fellow, Class of September 2023; Content Creator who has worked with brands such as Under Armor, Amazon, Planned Parenthood, and others; Alumn of North Carolina Central University, Bachelor’s degree in History with a concentration in African American Studies
Andres Cubillos: 12:15 PM – 12:57 PM ET
Transformative Justice Coalition Fellow, Class of September 2023; Campus Organizer and Senior at Florida State University; In 2020, Andres and the Student PIRGs team at Florida State University increased FSU’s voter registration rate to 90.3% and youth voter turnout to 76%; Currently works on community-centered issues with a variety of organizations, including Students Demand Action, the Student PIRGs, Campus Vote Project, and the Students Learn Students Vote Coalition.
Ashley Shannon, Esq.: 12:15 PM – 12:57 PM ET
Transformative Justice Coalition Fellow, Class of September 2022, after establishing a track record for political activism in the Chicagoland area, being recognized for her election protection work in Cook County Jail and leading a nationally recognized student protest at her law school; 2018 graduate of Illinois State University, and she earned her Master of Studies in Law from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Law in 2019; 2023 graduate of University of Illinois Chicago School of Law, where she graduated with honors and earned her J.D. with a focus in criminal law, civil rights and government; Passed the IL Bar Exam; Honors Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice in the Federal Bureau of Prisons; Published author in the Midwest BLSA Law & Policy Journal; former Law Clerk for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee and the Center for Law and Social Justice
The Igniting Change Radio Show on Tuesday, January 9th, 2024, from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Eastern Time, entitled, “Walking in the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: TJC and Partners’ National Day of Action, Monday, January 15th, 2024”, will be live with Radio Show Co-Hosts and Transformative Justice Coalition (TJC) Co-Leaders Attorneys Barbara Arnwine, Esq. and Daryl Jones, Esq. and guests Breanna Appling, Andres Cubillos, Ashley Shannon, Esq., Cynthia Robbins, Esq., and Rodreshia Russaw. Today’s show will focus on the Transformative Justice Coalition’s call for a Day of Action consistent with the theme of the 95th Anniversary of the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The King Center’s theme for 2024 is “Shifting the Cultural Climate through the Study and Practice of Kingian Nonviolence”.
Since November 20th, 2023, TJC has been covering the disastrous ruling of the 8th Circuit in Arkansas NAACP vs. Arkansas Board of Apportionment, which bars private citizens and organizations the ability to file racial discrimination cases in voting under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. Prior to the Holiday Break, TJC and its partners formed an organizing convening group to help create national awareness about this threat to our voting rights and to pursue a strategy to win this battle. Based on this work, TJC and its Partners are issuing a Call To Action for the 2024 MLK Day.
Our guests have all been involved in the struggle for voting rights. Rodreshia Russaw is the head of TOPS and will be calling in from Tallahassee, Florida where she will be attending a Rally calling for the full restoration of rights as envisioned by the citizens of Florida when they passed Amendment 4 in 2018. Rodreshia will give Igniting Change’s national audience a 10-minute update on the fight for Voter Restoration in Florida and nationwide. Our other guests have been working strongly to advocate for the overruling of the 8th Circuit Opinion in several ways by: 1) educating the public; 2) exposing reactionary state attorney generals who have sought to support this horrific ruling; and, 3) organizing citizens to fight back. Cynthia Robbins, Esq. is the Chair of the Communications Committee of the Organizing Convening Group. Ashley Shannon, Esq. is a TJC Alumni and the Chair of the Subcommittee on Social Media. Breanna Appling and Andres Cubillos are TJC Alumn and members of the Organizing Committee Group and the Communications Committee.
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