Jacob Wheeler

Jacob Wheeler

In addition to shooting videos for The UpTake, Jacob Wheeler is a contributing editor at the progressive political magazine In These Times, publishes the Glen Arbor Sun in his native Michigan, and authored "Between Light and Shadow," a recent book about the Guatemalan adoption industry. Wheeler's stories have appeared in such magazines as the Utne Reader, Earth Island Journal, Rotarian and Teaching Tolerance magazine, and newspapers including the San Francisco Chronicle and Christian Science Monitor. He speaks fluent Spanish, German and Danish.

Recent Posts

Macalester Alumni Protest College Crackdown on Students

Learn Why Macalester Alumni are Threatening to Withhold Donations from their Alma Mater

Macalester alumni are upset over the Saint Paul-based liberal arts college’s crackdown on student activism. The Kicks Well Fargo Off Campus campaign seeks divestment from the bank for its involvement in the housing foreclosure crisis. Continue Reading →

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Push for Anti-Foreclosure Legislation Wins Abbreviated Homeowner “Bill of Rights”

Click on Photo to watch video on How Rose McGee's Struggle Led to the Homeowner Bill of Rights Passing in Minnesota

Minnesota homeowner Rose McGee won a year-long struggle with CitiBank to keep her home. Along the way, she became a champion of anti-foreclosure movement, which pushed the state legislature to pass a Homeowner Bill of Rights. Continue Reading →

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Dancing For Justice…An UpTake Leadership Profile: Ananya Chatterjea

Click on the photo to learn how Ananya Dance Theatre is making an impact through social justice dance.

Ananya Dance Theatre’s performances are about more than entertainment. Their purpose is to make you think … And while using dance might not bring results that can be measured in legislation or at the ballot box, it can achieve social change in different ways. Continue Reading →

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