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May 9, 2005

Jodie Evans Reads From CODEPINK Anthology May 23 On WSUI

Jodie Evans will read from "Stop the Next War Now, Effective Responses to Violence and Terrorism," a collection of writings collected by CODEPINK, at 8 p.m. Monday, May 23 on the "Live from Prairie Lights" series on University of Iowa radio station WSUI, AM 910.

The reading, hosted by Julie Englander, will be a free event in the Prairie Lights bookstore at 15 S. Dubuque St. in downtown Iowa City. Listen on the Internet at wsui.uiowa.edu.

Contributors to the collection include Alice Walker, Barbara Ehrenreich, Eve Ensler, Terry Tempest Williams, Arianna Huffington, Janeane Garafalo, Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Hong Kingston and Naomi Klein.

CODEPINK, Women for Peace, is a grassroots peace and social justice movement, co-founded by Evans. She has been a community, social and political organizer for three decades, focusing on the protection of the earth, giving voice to communities and people who go unheard and unseen, human and civil rights, protecting the rights of women, raising the minimum wage for farm workers and protecting dolphins.

From 1973 to 1982 Evans served in administrative capacities in all of Jerry Brown's campaigns and in his staff and cabinet as director of administration. Breakthroughs in wind and solar energy happened while she was overseeing California's Office of Appropriate Technology.

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