Jodie Evans

Co-Founder, Director CODEPINK

Country of focus: Iraq, North Korea, South Korea
Based in California

Jodie Evans (@MissJodieEvans) is the co-founder and director of CODEPINK, a women-led grassroots anti-war organization and the co-founder of the after-school writing program 826LA.  She is an advocate for peace and global champion for social justice. She serves on the Board of Directors of numerous organizations that foster environmental, charitable, educational, socio-political and healthcare causes including: Drug Policy Alliance, Foundation for World Arts, Global Girl Media, Hereditary Disease Foundation, Institute for Policy Studies, Motion Institute and Rainforest Action Network.

Jodie has traveled to Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran and Jordan on several occasions for peacebuilding purposes. On her most recent visit to Jordan, Jodie traveled with a peace coalition to meet with Delegates from the Iraqi Parliament to institute an action plan for peace and reconciliation. She has also traveled to Cuba to protest the prison facility at Guantanamo, and in 2015 she was one of 30 women activists from fifteen countries who crossed the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea, calling for peace and reconciliation between the two countries.

Jodie is the producer of several documentary films, including ‘The People Speak’, based on Howard Zinn’s “A People’s History of the United States,” and the Oscar-nominated documentary ‘The Square’, which vividly captured the profound 2011-2012 democratic uprisings in Egypt. In 2015 she executive produced the climate change documentary This Changes Everything and also The Brainwashing of my Dad, a film that turns the lens on the rise of the right-wing media apparatus. She is also on the Board of Directors for the Center for New Economics and she is a tireless advocate of the slow food and slow money movements, supporting local production and local consumption and encouraging economic development in the local regional economy.

Jodie is the co-editor of two books, “Twilight of Empire: Responses to Occupation” and “Stop the Next War Now: Effective Responses to Violence and Terrorism” and a contributor to “Beautiful Trouble: A Toolbox for Revolution.”  She is currently writing a book about divesting from the unjust, extractive war economy and building a just, sustainable peace economy.