Civil rights leader Barbara R. Arnwine, Esq. launched “Igniting Change with Barbara Arnwine” in March 2015 on Radio One’s WOL 1450 a.m. During the hour-long show, she endeavors to engage, challenge and equip her audience as activists in realizing a more just and equal society.
Serving as president & executive director of the national Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee) since 1989, Ms. Arnwine is internationally renowned for contributions on critical justice issues including the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1991 and the 2006 reauthorization of provisions of the Voting Rights Act. She also created the legendary Voting Rights “Map of Shame” in 2011, which remains popular. A graduate of Scripps College and Duke University School of Law, she continues to champion civil rights and racial justice issues nationally and internationally in the areas of housing and lending, community development, employment, voting, education, and environmental justice. Ms. Arnwine’s work also includes women’s rights, immigrant rights, judicial diversity, criminal justice reform, racial profiling, health care disparities and LBGTQ rights.
Jeri Tolliver is Program Director for 1230am WDBZ. Jeri has over 20 years broadcast experience, she has worked for some of Cincinnati’s top rated radio stations and produced shows for some of Talker’s Magazines most talented and recognized hosts in broadcasting including, Lincoln Ware. Additionally, as host of “SisterSpeak” has interviewed some of the nation’s most celebrated personalities and icons including Tyler Perry, Tracee Ellis Ross, Fantasia, several America’s Top Models, numerous celebrities and community activists including Tavis Smiley, Susan Taylor, Al Sharpton, and two First Lady’s Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton.