Jodie Evans

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Jodie Evans "has worked on behalf of community, social-justice, environmental, and political causes for more than thirty years.

"Evans co-created the first Dubrovnik Peace Conference in June 2000 and produced Shadow Conventions 2000, held in parallel to the Republican and Democratic national conventions.

"From 1973 to 1982, Evans worked on the campaigns of California governor Jerry Brown and served as his director of administration. She also oversaw the Office of Appropriate Technology, ushering in breakthroughs in wind and solar energy. Between 1985 and 1990, she supported women candidates for federal office as a board member of the Women's Campaign Fund and Women's Political Committee. Evans was responsible for running Jerry Brown's campaign for president in 1991.

"In the early 1990s, Evans opened the first environmental department store, Terra Verde, along with Tom Hayden and Cathryn Tiddens.

"Every three years, she co-produces the World Festival of Sacred Music, and in 1998 she produced the documentary "Stripped and Teased: Tales of Las Vegas Women."

"Evans serves on the boards of 12 non-profits, including Rainforest Action Network, Dads and Daughters, Drug Policy Alliance, Bioneers, the Garden Project, Community Self-Determination Institute, 826 LA, and the Circle of Life Foundation." [1]

She was married to Max Palevsky.


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  1. Culture Project Board, organizational web page, accessed May 27, 2013.
  2. Trustees, Institute for Policy Studies, accessed September 4, 2009.
  3. Slow Money People, organizational web page, accessed February 6, 2012.