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CODEPINK's Speakers Bureau

We are never as knowledgeable individually as we are together. Please see our team of speakers covering all our campaign issues and more.


Ann Wright

Areas of expertise:
- Afghanistan
- Call to Disarm
– Ukraine
- War Is Not Green

Ann Wright is a 29 year US Army/Army Reserves veteran who retired as a Colonel and a former US diplomat who resigned in March 2003 in opposition to the war on Iraq. She served in Nicaragua, Grenada, Somalia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Sierra Leone, Micronesia and Mongolia. In December 2001 she was on the small team that reopened the US Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. She is the co-author of the book "Dissent: Voices of Conscience."

Contact: [email protected]


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Koohan Paik-Mander

Areas of expertise:
War Is Not Green
- Call to Disarm

Koohan Paik-Mander is a Member of the Board of Directors of World BEYOND War. She is also a board member of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, is part of the CODEPINK working group “China is Not Our Enemy,” and is on the advisory committee of the Global Just Transition project at Foreign Policy in Focus. She formerly served as campaign director of the Asia-Pacific program at the International Forum on Globalization. She is co-author of The Superferry Chronicles: Hawaii’s Uprising Against Militarism, Commercialism and the Desecration of the Earth, and has written on militarism in the Asia-Pacific for The Nation, The Progressive, Foreign Policy in Focus, and other publications.

Contact: [email protected]


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Danaka Katovich

Areas of expertise:
Saudi Arabia and Yemen
- Palestine
- Call to Disarm
- Divest
- Ground the Drones

Danaka graduated from DePaul University with a bachelor's degree in Political Science in November 2020. Since 2018 she has been working towards ending US participation in the war in Yemen. At CODEPINK she works on youth outreach as a facilitator of the Peace Collective, CODEPINK's youth cohort that focuses on anti-imperialist education and divestment.

Contact: [email protected]


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Jodie Evans

Areas of expertise:
China
- Feminist Foreign Policy
- Local Peace Economy

Jodie is co-founder and board member of CODEPINK and has been a peace, environmental, women’s rights and social justice activist for fifty years. She has traveled extensively to war zones promoting and learning about peaceful resolution to conflict. She works locally to have governments, universities, churches and pension funds divest from war and to cultivate local peace economies through engagement with those who have felt the violence of the war economy locally and who have the vision for the future humanity and the planet need.

Contact: [email protected]


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Medea Benjamin

Areas of expertise
- Afghanistan
- Cuba
- Iran
- Latin America
- Ukraine

Medea is a co-founder of CODEPINK and the fair trade advocacy group Global Exchange. She has been an anti-war activist for several decades and is the author of various books including Drone Warfare and Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.–Saudi Connection. In 2012, Medea was awarded the U.S. Peace Memorial Foundation’s Peace Prize; she is also the recipient of the 2014 Gandhi Peace Award and the 2010 Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Prize from the Fellowship of Reconciliation.

Contact: [email protected]


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Nancy L. Mancias

Areas of expertise:
- Divest
- Ground the Drones
- War Is Not Green

Nancy has worked for over 15 years in the non-profit sector, focusing on social services, social justice, and theater. She is CODEPINK's coordinator for its War if Not Green campaign and a doctoral student in Anthropology and Social Change at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Nancy she holds an MBA from Dominican University of California and a BA in Drama from San Francisco State University.

Contact: [email protected]


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Shea Leibow

Areas of expertise:
- Cut the Pentagon
- Divest
- Ground the Drones
- War Is Not Green


Shea Leibow (they/she) lives in Chicago, coordinates the Divest from the War Machine campaign, and has been with CODEPINK since summer of 2021. Shea is originally from Seattle, WA and received a BA in Environmental Science & Policy and Gender Studies.

Contact: [email protected]


Marcy Winograd

Areas of expertise:
- Call to Disarm
- Cut The Pentagon
- Ukraine 

Marcy is a long-time anti-war activist and has served as a 2020 DNC delegate to Bernie Sanders and co-chairs the foreign policy team for Progressive Democrats of America. A member of Veterans for Peace’s Climate Crisis and Militarism Project, Marcy’s activism began in high school when she marched against the Vietnam War and later joined the defense team of Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg. A retired English and government teacher, Marcy blogs about militarism and foreign policy.

Contact: [email protected]




Olivia DiNucci

Areas of expertise:
- Cut The Pentagon
- War Is Not Green

Olivia's experience includes years of working in organizing and social and climate justice education in parts of the US and Global South with the School for International Training. She also worked as an Organizer with RootsAction after moving back to the US to work on the Bernie 2020 campaign. She is currently based in Washington, DC, leading Cut The Pentagon, one of CODEPINK's all-encompassing campaigns.

Contact: [email protected]


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