Dr. Jones Center Launches New Podcast

The Dr. Lucy Jones Center is launching a new, weekly podcast called Getting Through It in June 2020 where Dr. Jones  will sit down to share her insights and perspective on the chaotic world around us. Dr. Jones will share how the world works, why you might feel the way you do about a particular disaster, and how you can manage the chaos around you that is real life. The topics range from earthquakes to other disasters that affect people, as well as the history of science and big disasters, and how through understanding why, we are more able to manage it and be more successful at “getting through it.”

While launching this podcast, the Jones Center is also launching a Patreon page where supporters can contribute to the Center and get early access and other perks for being a monthly supporter.

Getting Through It is co-hosted with community resilience expert and Center Deputy Director John Bwarie. The duo were co-creators of The Great Shake-Out and worked to create sweeping policy changes in seismic safety in the City of Los Angeles and dozens of other communities across California. For Caltech in 2019, Dr. Jones and John developed and co-led the Center’s Science Activation workshop and training program.

You can access the latest podcasts on the Getting Through It page and the full archive is available for supporters.

Dr. Lucy Jones Center for Science and Society Announces Founding Supporters

PRESS RELEASE – for immediate release [download PDF]

Los Angeles – Upon the formation of her new non-profit organization, Dr. Lucy Jones Center for
Science and Society, Dr. Jones reached out to key partners to invite them to support this work
to serve communities in California and around the country.

With a mission to foster the understanding and application of scientific information in the
creation of more resilient communities, the Center depends on support from businesses and
foundations that are committed to serving communities that will be stronger and more resilient
with the information and programing provided by the Center.

The Founding Gold Sponsor is Simpson Strong-Tie, a Pleasanton, CA-based company
focused on creating structural products that help people build safer and stronger homes and
buildings. Simpson Strong-Tie is considered a leader in structural systems research, testing and

Founding Silver Sponsors include SoCalGas, the Annenberg Foundation, and
the Weingart Foundation. Each of these organizations has an expressed commitment to serve
the local Southern California community, especially those considered vulnerable or at-risk.

“Building resilient communities takes the efforts of all parts of our society,” explained Dr. Jones.
“These organizations understand the benefit to our country when we work together —
businesses, government, non-profit, and individuals — to address our shared risks.”

Though all founding supporters have been secured, there are other ways for organizations and
businesses to work with and support the Dr. Lucy Jones Center, including joining the Center’s
Corporate Resilience Council and sponsoring specific programs.

Contact: John Bwarie, Dr. Lucy Jones Center
(213) 247-3993 / john@drlucyjonescenter.org