Jodie Evans is a life-long peace and social justice activist and a co-founder of CODEPINK: Women for Peace. Her experience is in politics. She sat in Jerry Brown’s cabinet when he served as Governor of California in the 1970's, ran his Senate campaign in 1982, and his revolutionary 1992 campaign for President. She has led citizen diplomacy delegations to Iran, the Gaza Strip and Afghanistan and has published two books “Stop the Next War Now: Effective Responses to Terrorism,” Twilight of Empire.”
As a life-long peace and social justice activist, Jodie has traveled extensively in the Middle East, Afghanistan and Asia. She is just returned from leading a 10-person peace delegation to Afghanistan and met with senior government and NGO officials, small non-profits, as well as everyday Afghan citizens. She and her organizations have been at the forefront of calling out the failed policies of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, arguing instead for peaceful and constructive means to resolve conflicts.
Jodie serves on numerous Boards fostering environmental, charitable, educational, socio-political and healthcare causes; including Bioneers, Institute for Policy Studies, Rainforest Action Network, Community Self-Determination Institute, Drug Policy Alliance, Foundation for World Art, Hereditary Disease Foundation, We Got Issues, See Jane, Circle of Life, 826LA, Office of the Americas, Sisterhood is Global Institute, and many more.
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