Candice Jones: ‘It’s Been a Month’

This week, Daniella and Ed chat with Candice Jones—president and CEO of the Public Welfare Foundation—to reflect on this year's Black History Month and discuss criminal justice reform.

As another Black History Month comes to a dispiriting close, Candice Jones, president and CEO of the Public Welfare Foundation, stopped by the pod to drop some much-needed optimism in our lives. In this episode, Jones reflects on the tumultuous Black History Month we just endured; what it’s like to be a black woman running a major philanthropic foundation; and the merits of pragmatic versus transformational change in criminal justice reform. If February was draining, Jones offers a silver lining with reasons to be hopeful.

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Daniella Gibbs Legér is the executive vice president for Communications and Strategy at the Center for American Progress. Ed Chung is the vice president for Criminal Justice Reform at the Center. Rachel Rosen is the senior director of Broadcast Communications at the Center. Kyle Epstein is the media relations manager at the Center. Chris Ford is the broadcast coordinator at the Center.

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Daniella Gibbs Léger

Executive Vice President, Communications and Strategy


Ed Chung

Senior Fellow

Rachel Rosen

Senior Director, Broadcast Communications

Kyle Epstein

Manager, Media Relations

Chris Ford

Broadcast Manager