Meta Mendel-Reyes | Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Meta Mendel-Reyes

Immediate Past Chairperson

Meta is a professor of Peace and Social Justice Studies at Berea College. After graduating from college in her home state of California, she spent 15 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. “Limbo” is her first creative nonfiction essay. She was KFTC Chairperson for two years, 2017-2019 and has served in numerous other KFTC leadership positions.