Jodie Evans is an American political activist, author, and documentary film producer. She characterizes her activism as working for peace and justice, environmental causes and women's rights. She has traveled extensively promoting what she terms the conflict resolution by peaceful means—including leading "citizen diplomacy" delegations to Iran, the Gaza Strip, and Afghanistan. Evans served in California Governor Jerry Brown's cabinet and managed his 1992 campaign for the presidency. Evans is a co-founder of the women's anti-war activist organization Code Pink. She also currently serves as the board chair of the Rainforest Action Network, an organization whose mission is to preserve forests, protect the climate and uphold human rights by challenging corporate power and systemic injustice through frontline partnerships and strategic campaigns. She was married to Max Palevsky until his death and currently lives in Venice, California.
About Jodie Evans
The founder of the left-wing Code Pink: Women for Peace activist group, Evans staged protests during a Karl Rove book signing; a Sarah Palin Republican National Convention speech; and numerous other events.
She began devoting herself to social justice activism work after participating in a labor march while working as a hotel maid during her teenage years.
A documentary filmmaker as well as an activist, she is known for The People Speak (2009); We Are Many (2013); and The Yes Men Are Revolting (2014).
She spent her childhood in Las Vegas, Nevada, and later relocated to the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. She was married to computer scientist, philanthropist, and art collector Max Palevsky until his death in 2010.
She served as Jerry Brown's campaign manager during his 1992 presidential bid.
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- American anti-war activists
- American women's rights activists
- American documentary filmmakers