Jodie will talk about how we can grow a local peace economy and explore the difference between an economy that supports peace and one that has war on default mode. As a highly effective activist, Jodie has worked with women for peace in the U.S. and abroad, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Cuba, and other countries around the world. She is a dynamic and inspiring speaker, a person who walks her talk with integrity and passion.
JODIE EVANS, Co-Founder of CODEPINK, Woman for Peace
Jodie Evans has been an activist for peace, the environment, women’s rights, and social justice for over forty years. She is the co-founder (with Media Benjamin) of CODEPINK, which works to stop U.S. military interventions overseas and, instead, promote diplomatic solutions. She is the co-author of two books, “Stop the Next War Now” and “Twilight of Empire,” and has produced several documentary films, including the Oscar and Emmy-nominated “The Square” and “This Changes Everything,” based on Naomi Klein’s book of the same name. She served in Governor Jerry Brown’s first administration and was his campaign manager in 1992 when he ran for president. She sits on the boards of several organizations, including Rainforest Action Network, Institute for Policy Studies, Global Girl Media, and 826LA.