Cece Jones-Davis works at the intersections of faith, art and social justice as an award-winning faith leader, facilitator, public speaker and impact strategist to point people to the All-Powerful and the least powerful. 

For the past 20 years, Cece has partnered with national organizations and brands such as Levi’s and Tampax, organized and led dynamic grassroots movements and used her voice to address issues of  injustice. Her activism ranges from fighting to abolish the death penalty to advocating for menstrual equity—work that she does both on the ground to create immediate impact and in high-level rooms to drive policy changes, awareness and education. She served in the historic Obama Administration under Ambassador Ron Kirk, the first African American U.S. Trade Representative. She is known most recently for her work in creating the #JusticeforJulius campaign that saved Julius Jones in Oklahoma just hours before his scheduled execution in 2021. 

Born and raised in Halifax County, VA—the home of the legendary Henrietta Lacks and the once-largest slaveholding county in the state—Cece’s life experiences have given her a unique perspective in the work she does everyday to combat racism and advocate for people living on the margins of society. Her impact has been recognized and celebrated throughout the United States, including an Emmy nomination for a KFOR News conversation on racial (re)conciliation, the Changemaker of the Year Award, the Freedom and Justice Award from the reowned Innocence Project, the Ella Jo Baker Human Rights Award from the Samuel D. Proctor Conference, and Special Congressional Recognition for her efforts in civil rights and social justice. 

Cece is an ordained minister in the Disciples of Christ denomination and a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. She is a graduate of Howard University, Yale Divinity School, Yale Institute of Sacred Music,  Georgetown University, and a member of the inaugural member of the Obama Leaders USA program.

Media Contacts:

Kristin Carver Smith
Founder/CEO, The New Fashioned Co.

Angelina Burkholder
President, The New Fashioned Co.


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