Meta Mendel-Reyes is a professor of Peace and Social Justice Studies at Berea College in Berea, Kentucky. After graduating from college in her home state of California, she spent fifteen years as a labor organizer, including four years with migrant farm workers. Meta is the author of Reclaiming Democracy: The Sixties in Politics and Memory (New York: Routledge, 1995). She has lived in Kentucky since 2000.
Meta Mendel-Reyes, director Santa Clara Center for Occupational Safety and Health, contributed to the League of Revolutionary Struggle's Unity, May 4, 1987.
In 2016 Meta Mendel-Reyes served on the board of the Highlander Research and Education Center.
SURJ Leadership team
The Leadership Team (LT) is the programmatic and decision-making body of SURJ. This team is responsible for making decisions about the ongoing development, broad programmatic vision and fiscal oversight of SURJ.
- Carla Wallace, Louisville SURJ
- Pam McMichael, Highlander Research and Education Center
- Meta Mendel-Reyes, Berea College, Board member, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth and Highlander Research and Education Center
- JLove Calderon, JLove & M1 Productions
- Sean O'Neill, CARW
- Murphy Mitchell, SURJ Seattle
- Jeff Ordower, MORE
- Jessica Campbell, Rural Organizing Project
- Sam Hamlin, former SURJ staff
- Dara Silverman, SURJ staff