James Thindwa is a political activist and the head of the Chicago (USA) Jobs with Justice where he organises for workers rights. [1]

James Thindwa
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Nationality American
Occupation Political Activist
Organization Jobs with Justice



James was born in Zimbabwe to Malawian parents.


James attended Berea College, where he was a scholarship beneficiary. He later went on to earn a master's degree at Miami University.


James' work involves building civic and political support toward the effort to organize charter school teachers. Before that James served as executive director of Chicago Jobs With Justice, a labour-community coalition that promotes workers rights. James joined Chicago Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff (Chicago ACTS) in June 2009.[2]

He is on the board of directors and a contributor to newsmagazine In These Times, a nonprofit and independent newsmagazine committed to political and economic democracy.


  1. Bill Moyers Journal . James Thindwa | PBS, retrieved: 16 Nov 2018
  2. The Island: Post-Show with James Thindwa, WBEZ, retrieved: 16 Nov 2018