This Week on OUR COMMON GROUND with Janice Graham ll In Conversation with Barbara R. Arwine

OUR COMMON GROUND with Janice Graham

April 25, 2015     LIVE    10 pm ET

“In Conversation with Barbara R. Arnwine”
President and Executive Director
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Host, “Igniting Change”  WOL-AM Radio

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Arnwine2Barbara R. Arnwine has served as the president and executive director of the national Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law since 1989. She is renowned for her instrumental contributions to passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1991 and the 2006 re-authorization of provisions of the Voting Rights Act. And, she continues to be a leading voice on civil and racial justice issues worldwide, in the areas of voting rights, housing and lending, criminal justice reform, employment, education, environmental justice and much more.  She took to the airwaves with a weekly news talk radio show on Radio One’s WOL 1450 AM, which airs in the Washington, D.C. area, beginning March 3. “Igniting Change with Barbara Arnwine” is meant to serve as a catalyst for change. The show will feature“provocative and empowering” information and discussion to inspire people to act to bring about racial and social justice, and equality.

‪#‎BlacklivesMatter‬ reverberates in the increasingly exposed police terrorism against people. It also resounds in the notion of Black citizenship. Tonight we discuss with Barbara Arnwine the legal challenges and abrogation of the legal and civil rights of Black citizens in this country. Voter suppression, voter rights, States’ rights, housing discrimination, gentrification in traditional Black communities and political representation at the State and national governments. Is it possible to find ways of transforming a corrupt judiciary and protections by the government agencies responsible for the oversight of justice ? Are there new legal strategies ? New paths of resistance? We also talk to her about the future of the Lawyers’ Committee and her own future as she prepares to exit the leadership of the organization after decades. We hope that you will join us in this discussion.

We are pleased to have her with us once again.

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