Barbara Lott-Holland

Co-Chair, Bus Riders Union & Fight for the Soul of the Citiesamp; Campaign Representative, Community Rights Campaign. Recruited on the bus in 1998, Barbara has been a cornerstone of the organization since then. A resident of South LA and a transit-dependent bus rider for nearly four decades, Barbara has been elected by our members to the BRU’s leadership body, the Planning Committee, for twelve years running. She has acted as Co-Chair of the Planning Committee and of the Monthly Membership Meeting for ten years. During that time, she has served as spokesperson and representative of the BRU in the media, with public officials in LA and Washington, and in national and international social movement forums. Barbara also sits on the Steering Committee of the Community Rights Campaign and represents the CRC in its coalition work.  She is the only recipient of the Strategy Center’s W.E.B. Dubois Fellowship (2009-2009).