Rosemari Mealy

From KeyWiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Rosemari Mealy


Rosemari Mealy is a freelance radio journalist, essayist, published poet. Ms Mealy is an activist in international human rights and political prisoner movements[1].

She has worked as a domestic, a field worker, a factory worker, an operator at Ma Bell, a teacher, a therapist, an administrator and an organizer. She is associated with the Freedom Road Socialist Organization.[2]

Honors/writing

29033.jpg

She has been honored for her community involvement and was the recipient of the prestigious Claudia Jones Fellow in the African New World Studies Program at Florida International University ( Miami), where she taught Critical Race Theory Analysis. She is the author of "Fidel and Malcolm X-Memories of a Meeting and Lift These Shadows from our Eyes". At present she is working on the completion of a manuscript detailing a significant 1954 Florida murder trial where a black woman was sentenced to die in the Florida electric chair[3].

Activism

Mealy has lived and worked in Cuba, where she collaborated on several projects in support of U.S. political prisoners with Assata Shakur. Her current efforts are focused on contributing to the organizing campaigns to win the freedom and a new trial for death row journalist and author Mumia-Abu Jamal[4].

Venceremos

November 1989 New York - Chants of"Cuba si! Yankee no!" and "Cuba si! Bloqueo no!" punctuated the opening of the Venceremos Brigade's 20th Anniversary Awards Banquet.

The November 11 event drew 300 brigade members and supporters, activists from other Cuba solidarity groups, and representatives of the Cuban government.

The meeting, co-chaired by brigade members Rosemari Mealy and Cathy Sedwick, opened with the reading of a message from Cuban President Fidel Castro. The Cuban leader extended his "cordial congratulations and best wishes for the continuing success of the beautiful task of solidarity with the Cuban people." [5]

Radical journalist

Ms. Mealy is a founding member of the National Alliance of Third World Journalists and a member of the Advisory Board of the Malcolm X Museum[6].

Communist "Manifestivity"

On October 30 and 31, 1998 the Brecht Forum presented the "Communist Manifestivity -150th Anniversary of the Communist Manifesto" at at Cooper Union's Great Hall, New York.

One of the many workshops at the Manifestivity was; Health, Environment and Human Survival; with Neftali Garcia, Joel Kovel, Rosemari Mealy and Suzanne Ross. Moderator: Eli Messinger.[7]

Committee for Luis Miranda

The Committee to Celebrate the Life of Luis Miranda Rivas commenced on 26 January 2008 in New York City's Manhattan, at the Martin Luther King Labor Center on 310 W 43rd St, to celebrate the life of Luis Miranda. The brochure said contributions would go to Compañero Luis Miranda, Casa De Las Américas, Cuba & Our Solidarity with The Cuban 5!

Its purpose was to celebrate the "life and political contributions of Brother Luis Miranda, the long-time president of Casa de las Americas, a giant in the defense of all the causes of oppressed and exploited humanity, and in particular the defense of the Cuban Revolution, for over five decades in New York City."

"Honor the memory, venerate the cause, and emulate the example of this friend and comrade to all people who fight for their liberation. ¡Luis Miranda Presente!"

The Co-Chairs were: Nancy Cabrero, Mariana Lamberti, Rosemari Mealy & Frank Velgara

References