The founder of the left-wing Code Pink: Women for Peace activist group, Evans staged protests during a Karl Rove book signing; a Sarah Palin Republican National Convention speech; and numerous other events.
She began devoting herself to social justice activism work after participating in a labor march while working as a hotel maid during her teenage years.
A documentary filmmaker as well as an activist, she is known for The People Speak (2009); We Are Many (2013); and The Yes Men Are Revolting (2014).
She spent her childhood in Las Vegas, Nevada, and later relocated to the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. She was married to computer scientist, philanthropist, and art collector Max Palevsky until his death in 2010.
She served as Jerry Brown's campaign manager during his 1992 presidential bid.