Jodie Evans is co-founder and co-director of CODEPINK and has been a peace, environmental, women’s rights and social justice activist for forty years. She has traveled extensively to war zones promoting and learning about peaceful resolution to conflict. She works locally to have governments, universities, churches and pension funds divest from war and to cultivate local peace economies through engagement with those who have felt the violence of the war economy locally and who have the vision for the future humanity and the planet need.
Evans is the co-founder and board chair of 826LA and sits on many other boards, including Rainforest Action Network, Drug Policy Alliance, Institute of Policy Studies, Schumacher Center for a New Economics, California Arts Council, and The Peoples Forum. She is a mother, grandmother and regenerative farmer.