Curiosity & a Seat at the Table, with Krysta Jones

[We want people] learning more about each other, and giving them that safe space to be curious — because, a lot of times, that just doesn’t exist. Either you don’t know people that are different from you, or you don’t feel comfortable asking.” ~ Krysta Jones

A. Phillip Randolph, founder of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, the first predominantly African-American labor union, wrote: “At the banquet table of nature, there are no reserved seats. You get what you can take, and you keep what you can hold.” Nearly a century later, Krysta Jones takes that insight to heart. Founder of Vote. Lead. Impact., Krysta devotes her time and talents to getting and keeping people at the table. I wanted to know where curiosity might fit in those efforts…

Listen to Choose to be Curious #121: Curiosity & a Seat at the Table, with Krysta Jones.

Krysta Jones founded Vote. Lead. Impact. with the specific goal of increasing the number of Blacks in elected office — and she continues to work on diversifying the voices at the political table, in hopes of better public policy for us all.

Krysta in Arlington Magazine, “Blacks are disproportionately dying from COVID-19. I feel the health system took a gamble on my life.”


Check out Francesca Gino’s research on curiosity, confirmation bias and openness to new ideas.

Our theme music is by Sean Balick. “Pull Beyond Pull” by K2, via Blue Dot Sessions.

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