Past Events

August 5, 2022
“Recovery To Resilience” Symposium

Science-informed community planning and decision-making for stronger, more resilient communities in the face of increasing wildland fires Space is limited and this event is open by invitation only. Contact isabela@drlucyjonescenter.org for more information. This online symposium will identify gaps and solutions for local communities to support small businesses with science and with government as a foundation to strengthen the sense of community to be willing to put in the hard work of recovery. Then, providing the direct tools to move from “recovery to resilience” in preparation for the next fire season Featuring experts in the fields of social science, physical science,… Read More “Recovery To Resilience” Symposium

April 29, 2022
Building Resilience: A Workshop for Nonprofits

Watch a recording of the event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPbQ-LICpaY Nonprofits attended the resilience-building workshop held by the Dr. Lucy Jones Center for Science and Society, presented in partnership with ENLA, on April 29th from 1-2:30pm. They learned about their risk in an earthquake or other disaster and what can be done to reduce that damage and impact. Building resilience takes connection and support; together we can help to build resources and reduce risk.  For more information on the topics presented in this event, listen to our podcast, Getting Through It. Workshop Partners

April 5, 2022
Key Takeaways from the Pandemic: Preparing for the Next Disaster

Watch the webinar here: youtu.be/AMb6KK07AvA Join us for a discussion on April 5, 2022 from 1:30 – 2:30 PM on key takeaways from the pandemic and preparing for the next disaster. The COVID-19 pandemic was a disaster. A discussion for leaders of business organizations, chambers of commerce, and industry associations, to learn what you can take away from the pandemic to prepare for the next disaster. More details, the entire recording of the webinar, and other upcoming Together for LA events can be found here. In our podcast, Getting Through It, published on April 8, Episode 95 – Lessons Learned from the Pandemic for… Read More Key Takeaways from the Pandemic: Preparing for the Next Disaster

December 3, 2021
“Tsunami Ladies” Documentary Screening and Discussion

Join us for the English language premiere and discussion of the celebrated documentary, “Tsunami Ladies” on December 3rd: 3pm- 4pm PT. To RSVP, click the zoom registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88937222724 Resilience can be created anywhere, even at the kitchen table. In this online event we will present the first episode of the documentary “Tsunami Ladies”, featuring six women from Chile and Japan who survived the massive tsunamis that devastated their villages in 2010 and 2011. Three Chilean and Japanese cooks meet each other in Japan to share their stories and cook together. Food played a vital role in helping their communities rebuild and recover. The… Read More “Tsunami Ladies” Documentary Screening and Discussion

October 19, 2021
Surviving the Big One: A Small Business Guide Webinar with Together for LA

On Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern, during the week of the Great ShakeOut, Together for L.A. and the Dr. Lucy Jones Center for Science and Society held a webinar, led by Dr. Lucy Jones to build resilience in the face of the next earthquake or other disaster. Attendees learned about their risks as a small business in an earthquake and what can be done to reduce that damage and impact. Building resilience takes connection and support; together we can help to build resources and reduce risk. Watch a recording of the webinar here. More details and other… Read More Surviving the Big One: A Small Business Guide Webinar with Together for LA

July 31, 2020
Intersection Series: How the Private Sector can Effectively Share Life-Saving Information using Communications Research

Register Now! On Friday, July 31, 2020, at 12pm Pacific/3pm Eastern, the Dr. Lucy Jones Center in partnership with Unibail Rodamco Westfield (URW) will host a Discussion about How the Private Sector can Effectively Share Life-Saving Information using Research. During any crisis, communication is required. Yet, communicating risk and safety information isn’t a haphazard approach to sharing. Decades of research into this specialized topic reveals the things to do to avoid making things worse and truly inspiring action. From local business owners to corporate leaders to local officials — all parts of society can lead the way in responding to the crisis with… Read More Intersection Series: How the Private Sector can Effectively Share Life-Saving Information using Communications Research

September 26, 2019
The Future of Resilience

Dr. Lucy Jones will present a vision for the future of resilience for Los Angeles and cities across the nation focusing on earthquakes, wildfires, and the climate crisis. This invite-only event will bring together 100 leaders from across sectors and around the country to understand a vision of resilience will lead to economic prosperity and avoid societal collapse. A welcome reception will be followed by a moderated panel discussion of experts featuring Dr. Jones, LA County Fire Chief Daryl Osby, Mayor Eric Garcetti (invited), and others to be announced. Thanks to our event partner, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, for their hosting of the… Read More The Future of Resilience

June 25, 2019
National Science Activation Symposium

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! Dr. Lucy Jones invites scientists, researchers, engineers, and students for the National Science Activation Symposium on June 25, 2019 in Los Angeles, in partnership with the American Geophysical Union. Starting at 10am, this day-long event in Downtown Los Angeles will bring together scientists seeking to see their science used to address the challenges society faces from the natural environment. Program: The day will feature keynotes and presentations by noted experts in media, policy, and science, including elected officials, journalists and researchers. Attendees will be seated at round tables where they will listen to the presentations and also… Read More National Science Activation Symposium

April 10, 2019
Intersection Lunch: Jimmie Cho

Join Dr. Lucy Jones in conversation with Jimmie Cho as they discuss the role of science in a corporate setting as part of the Intersection Lunch presented by the Dr. Lucy Jones Center for Science and Society. Dr. Jones has made a career of communicating science to those who can use it to strengthen our communities, and Jimmie Cho has worked at SoCalGas in various rolls for more than 28 years before assuming the roll of Chief Operating Officer in 2019. Attendees will have a chance to hear the conversation and ask questions on this topic of these two local… Read More Intersection Lunch: Jimmie Cho

August 17, 2018
Intersection Luncheon

Join Dr. Lucy Jones in conversation with Mary Nichols as they discuss the role of science in policy-making at the first Intersection Lunch presented by the Dr. Lucy Jones Center for Science and Society. Dr. Jones has made a career of communicating science to those who can use it to strengthen our communities, and Congressman Schiff is an elected official who has used the science from the US Geological Survey, Caltech, and other sources to help shape domestic policy. Representing California’s 28th District, Congressman Schiff has led the effort to fully fund an Earthquake Early Warning system for California and… Read More Intersection Luncheon