Matt Ginsberg-Jaeckle

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Matt Ginsberg-Jaeckle

Matt Ginsberg-Jaeckle is an Interpreter, Trainer and Global Patient Services coordinator Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Metaphrasis Language & Cultural Solutions LLC, City Colleges of Chicago.[1]

Matt Ginsberg-Jaeckle is a member of La Voz de los de Abajo, one of the founding organizations of the Honduras Solidarity Network. He has been accompanying Honduran social movements for over two decades, doing support work alongside assassinated indigenous leader Berta Caceres and her organization COPINH, leading human rights observation and electoral monitoring delegations and organizing speaking tours and solidarity efforts in the U.S. in support of Honduran social movements. He is also the translator of 13 Colors of the Honduran Resistance, a book of short stories by feminist writer Melissa Cardoza about women who joined the resistance to the 2009 coup d’etat in Honduras. In Chicago, he serves on the board of the grassroots organization he co-founded, Southside Together Organizing for Power, though most of his current political work is helping build the left independent political project United Working Families in the largely immigrant and refugee neighborhood where he lives.[2]

Married to Victoria Rosario. Son of Margery Ginsberg. Brother of Daniel Ginsberg-Jaeckle.

Activism

Ginsberg-Jaeckle co-founded and volunteers as a community organizer with Southside Together Organizing for Power (STOP). STOP does grassroots movement-building and leadership development work around human rights issues such as housing, healthcare and criminal justice.

He is also a member of La Voz de los de Abajo, a Chicago-based organization doing work in support of Honduran social movements.

I help coordinate speaking tours, delegations to Honduras and other educational events. Due to my experience in Honduras, I am sometimes requested to provide expert witness testimony on Human Rights in Honduras for immigration asylum cases.[3]

Honduras delegation

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Matt Ginsberg-Jaeckle June 4 2022.

Recently I had the honor to interpret for a delegation of congressional representatives led by Rep. Ilhan Omar to Honduras and Guatemala to learn about the real roots of migration and the impact of U.S. foreign policy in the region. Come through Monday to hear a report back and discussion of the way US policy in Central America is fueling migration.

Honduras

Matt Ginsberg-Jaeckle was in Honduras March 2017 with Torii Nyell, Kidd Twin and Sheilah Garland-Olaniran.[4]


MUEZE for 50

Matt Ginsberg-Jaeckle April 30 2022.

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— with Myra Glassman, Isaac Joseph, Elana Jacobs, Sophia Zaman, Shikha Sharma, Mueze Bawany, Victoria Rosario, Richard Zili.

Campesino land occupation

Matt Ginsberg-Jaeckle July 4, 2013:

Campesino land occupation in La Paz Honduras.

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— with Jackson Potter, Francine Greenberg Reizen, Torii Nyell, Maria T. Moreno and Kidd Twin.

COPINH connection

Matt Ginsberg-Jaeckle February 27, 2008:

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Me, Italian COPINH supporter Alba, and COPINH leader Salvador Zuniga on a hike up to a community resisting mining companies that want to come in — in Honduras.

Cuban connection

Matt Ginsberg-Jaeckle January 7 2019:

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This little school bus we came across in Havana was the bus that started my political activism 25 years ago. My first protest was as an eleven year old child to demand that our local paper cover the hunger strikers from pastors for peace who at the time were on this bus at the US-Mexico border trying to get to Cuba with a busload of medicine in defiance of the US embargo. While paying a visit to a friend I mentioned that story as part of why I’ve always wanted to go to Cuba and he said, “oh, that bus is right out front, it’s what we (the MLK Center in Havana) use to take people around.” Talk about history coming full circle. — in Havana, Cuba.

Southside Together Organizing for Power

Matt Ginsberg-Jaeckle December 10, 2018:

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Southside Together Organizing for Power - STOP. Chicago Teachers Union UE SEIU Healthcare IL & IN and others digging into the legacy and history of labor and community militancy since the historic Republic Windows and Doors occupation 10 years ago. — attending Republic Windows: The sit-in that launched a decade of action with Alex Han, Leah Fried, Armando Robles, Mark Meinster and Micah Uetricht at In These Times.

Republic Windows occupation

Matt Ginsberg-Jaeckle January 18, 2009

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my brother and friends came down from Milwaukee — with Daniel Ginsberg-Jaeckle, Kas Schwerdtfeger, Rachel Matteson, Natasha Morgan and Jacob Anikulapo.

Samia Assed connection

Matt Ginsberg-Jaeckle May 24, 2017:

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With Samia Assed and Karla Lara in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Kentucky days

Matt Ginsberg-Jaeckle August 15, 2016:

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With Damian in Kentucky doing some door-knocking back in the day. Those were good times. — with Sheila Rush, Moe Joe and Khalilah Veneable Collins.

FLY, STOP, SWYC and CPPH in Kentucky supporting our sister org from the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign, Women In Transition, by outreaching at a public housing complex in Louisville with them.

Student/Tenant Organizing Project

In 2005 Matt Ginsberg-Jaeckle and Ebonee Stevenson were active in the Student/Tenant Organizing Project and Kimbark Tenants Association.[5]

Ear to the Ground Project

Ear to the Ground Project;

We would like to express our deep respect and appreciation for everyone who took the time to talk with us, and the organizations that generously hosted us during our travels. Interviews were confidential, but the following people have agreed to have their names listed for this publication:

Most of those listed were connected to Freedom Road Socialist Organization.

Matt Ginsberg-Jaeckle was among those on the list. [6]

LeftRoots

Matt Ginsberg-Jaeckle shared a post. March 3 at 4:54 PM ·

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There is an article in here that a group of us worked really hard on connecting the dots between the refugee caravans, US intervention in Honduras and the strategic importance of connecting our local struggles with global struggles if we are going to win. I would love to hear your feedback on it and also on the many other insightful, inspirational and essential readings in this, the first LeftRoots journal, “Out to Win!” The link below will take you to a place you can download the whole journal for free.

LeftRoots member

Matt Ginsberg-Jaeckle is LeftRoots cadre member.[7]

Comrades on a bus

Joe Iosbaker January 12 2019·

With Jackson Potter, Matt Ginsberg-Jaeckle, Sussan Navabi and Ryan Patrick Donnelly.

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References

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