Chicago teacher, activist, writer, media strategist
Kenzo Shibata taught high school English in the Chicago Public Schools for nearly a decade before starting a career as a digital strategist for progressive causes. He headed up digital strategy for the 2012 Chicago Teachers Union strike.
His work can be seen in Gapers Block, Beachwood Reporter, AREA-Chicago, New Politics, Alter-Net, In These Times, Jacobin Magazine, Huffington Post, Labor Notes and Truth-Out. His social media work has been highlighted in NPR, The Daily Dot, and DNA-Info.
He’s been a guest on Take Action News and the Matthew Filipowicz Show.
Shibata recently completed his Masters in Public Policy at Northwestern University. Follow him on Twitter: @kenzoshibata