On November 17, 2002, a group of over 10,000 people initiated a four-day vigil outside of the White House to challenge the allotment of our financial resources to support United States and global military efforts instead of repurposing the funding towards healthcare, education and green jobs. The vigil marked the first assembly of CODEPINK, a female dominated “grassroots movement for peace and justice.” Political activist, writer, documentary film producer, and CODEPINK co-founder, Jodie Evans was one of many women arrested for bringing the discussion to the steps of the White House. In addition to her groundbreaking political work, both with CODEPINK and within government, Evans has published two books, Stop the Next War Now (2005) and Twilight of Empire (2004) and has produced two films, including the Oscar nominated The Most Dangerous Man in America (2010), which chronicles the undisclosed military history of the U.S. involvement in Vietnam. Her next project in collaboration with Valentine’s Day, One Billion Women Rising, will take place on February 14, 2013. This global strike will demand an end to the abuse of over 1 billion women worldwide.
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA