After 18 years of nonstop engagement of this wonderful organization, Jodie Evans and (Gandhi Peace Award winner) Medea Benjamin are stepping back from our role as co-directors so that three younger, brilliant and capable women can step forward.
The new co-directors will be:
Farida Alam, our multi-talented web manager (don’t forget to check out our brand new website!), art designer and logistical miracle-maker, who has been with CODEPINK for 15 years, will now also be taking on human resources and organizational planning;
Ariel Gold, who came to us 5 years ago as U.S. Middle East foreign policy expert, became co-director in 2018 and will continue in that role;
Carley Towne, a dynamo organizer and activist, will lead our Divest from War and Defund the Pentagon programs, as well as team management and community outreach.
Read more about the transition here: Big News from CODEPINK – United For Peace and Justice