Paul Sindberg L’23
Paul Sindberg is an organizer from Chicago, Illinois. They received their degree in Politics from Brandeis University in 2018. They will use their law degree to preserve and expand the terrain available to social movements for redistributing power.
After interning with labor unions like United Food and Commercial Workers Local 881, Paul was introduced to relational organizing as the undergraduate student coordinator of a peer-to-peer sexual violence prevention program. Through a 2017 Sorensen Fellowship with an LGBTQ+ advocacy program in Pretoria, South Africa, they supported a community-driven anti-carceral campaign opposing violence against queer people. Then, when graduate workers at Brandeis University won life-changing raises by unionizing with Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Paul began developing their movement-building toolkit. In SEIU’s Union Organizer-in-Training program, they organized with low-wage working people in Chicago, St. Louis, Denver, Los Angeles, Portland, and elsewhere.
At Penn, Paul completed pro bono work with several movement lawyering organizations and the Criminal Record Expungement Project. Last summer, as a Justin Hamano Memorial Fellow and an Equal Justice America Fellow, they worked with Detroit legal services organization, Street Democracy, to build a team of youth organizers reducing barriers to academic enrollment for homeless families in Michigan.