An Open Letter from Roxanne Meadows

RE: In Honor of Jacque Fresco (1916 – 2017)

I have received so many letters over the years saying how much people have been inspired by Jacque Fresco. He helped them better understand what was going on in the world, but most of all they expressed that he has given them hope by presenting an alternative society we can work towards to overcome the disastrous conditions we face as a species. Therefore, it is very difficult to let you know that Jacque died peacefully on the morning of May 18, 2017 at 101 years of age. There were many close friends with him the last few days of his life. There will not be a funeral or ceremony held. His body was donated to science as he requested.

Jacque was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Syndrome in recent years and this made his directorship and participation with The Venus Project more difficult. During this time I became a full-time caregiver while furthering the work we have done together for the last forty-one years. As the tour seminars became harder for Jacque, I predominately carried them and will continue to do so. As co-founder of The Venus Project, I will now devote more of my time and energy to carrying it forward as Jacque and I have always planned. Many others want to help bring this work into fruition and there is a very dedicated group of people who are doing just that.

The Venus Project will go on towards our aims and proposals and as Jacque and I always say, “If you want a better world you have to work towards it. If you do nothing, nothing will happen.” As I see it, we are fortunate to have the lifetime of Jacque Fresco’s work to provide a comprehensive direction to move towards; something our world is lacking and desperately needs. So, as always, we need your participation to make it happen. There is lots of work to do! Contact [email protected].

In Extensionality,
Roxanne Meadows

33 Comments

  1. I fell in love with Jacques as my own when I began to understand what he was talking about in lectures and what he wanted to convey to people. This man clearly changed me. I am grateful to him despite the fact that he did not know me. I want to work with you, but I do not know what can be useful. I live in Russia. Everything is much worse than in the US in terms of economy. For this people, you have to work more physically to eat and feed your family. As Jacques said in people, thinking is limited only by income. For this it is difficult to get out of this system and start thinking and acting differently. I quit smoking cigarettes, began to play sports, began to read the books that Jacques recommended. But time has passed and I seem to have become the same.
    I started smoking, quit sports, stopped reading books, and began to get nervous. I returned again to the same condition that I had before my correspondence with Jacques. How can I overcome this barrier so as not to go back? With respect to you, Roxanne, and your team.

  2. The Venus Project is the answer to most of life’s hard questions. It is the first recommendation for our society that has made sense to me in 35 years of being alive. RIP Mr. Fresco. Your name and work will never be forgotten because it the antidote for a poisonous world. Thank you Ms. Meadows for co-founding The Venus Project, and everything you did for Mr. Fresco. Please continue what you’re doing and I will support everyday, like I’ve been doing for the last 6 years. You are amazing and a true heroine in the world. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. -Matt in Springfield, VA.

  3. Roxanne,
    Thank you for your update. I am deeply moved by all of your work and have been for a few years now. I am so sad to hear Jacque has passed on but so comforted by your news that you will continue to bring the project to life.
    I am thinking of you all at the sad time and would love to help spread the work throughout the UK. Thank you for being a candle in the dark.
    All the very best to you.

  4. For me personally… I ‘ve always been good at putting puzzles together… but I wasn’t intellectual enough to find the last piece of the puzzle…i am very aware of the point of no return near… and I feared that people will learn this message the hard way…but we’ll have to mitigate that when the time comes… Jacque put the last several pieces of the puzzle together for me… and I’m eternally grateful for that.

  5. Hi Roxanne,
    Thank you for the update and condolences to you on the loss of Jacque.
    I am in awe of the work that you and Jacque have done. I firmly believe that Jacque will be revered as the Leonardo Da Vinci of our time. My wish is for humanity is to awaken from our adversarial and competitive programming and come to the realization that we are all connected and that there is enough for everyone if we work together in managing and utilizing the resources of this magnificent planet that we live on.
    All the very best to you on your quest and thank you for your commitment to the Venus Project.
    With much respect and love
    Roger

  6. R.I.P Mr Fresco and thank you for light up the darkness of our actual humanity. your vision will finally get into everybody because it’s the answer for a peacefull futur that almost everybody want.

  7. Глубоко соболезную. Уверен, что его дело будет продолжено и закончено.

  8. Gute Reise lieber Jacque, Du wahrer Menschenfreund! Ich werde die Inspiration Deines klaren Geistes so sehr vermissen und hoffe Deine absolut vorbildlichen Ideen leben weiter. Danke für Alles!
    Dein (Dir unbekannter) Freund im Geiste, in ewiger Bewunderung,
    York Christoph Vogel

  9. Blessing on the work! I am deeply grateful for the life of Jacque, and for his partnership with Roxanne. The vision is SO important. May we all be pulled towards it promise and possibilities. Thank you.

  10. A great man and a great soul who will keep a part of mystery forever … His ideas will never die. Thank you, Mr. Fresco.

  11. I am deeply disappointed I did not have the chance to meet the man behind such a grand vision. I offer my condolences for his passing. Roxanne, we are so grateful that you continue working to carry on his life’s work. I am confident that you hold all the more conviction now towards the ultimate goal for civilization and bringing it to fruition. There is much work to be done! I wish to play my part and contribute as best as I possibly can . Each day, I work to build my own knowledge and ideas while spreading awareness of TVP. We must educate ourselves and spread the word! Things must change for the better, for we deserve a world like the one you have both envisioned for so long.
    Best wishes!

  12. Jacque fresco man with big letters. His intelligence, as well as determination and wisdom will learn and try to teach my son. I will always support the concept of his works and distribute as much information as possible on such an outstanding, as Jacque fresco. Roxanne, my condolences for the death of someone close to you friend, companion, mentor. Brace yourself, your cause is right and will succeed sooner or later. I embrace you, Irina, Spain

  13. One of the great minds of all time. I will never forget seeing him in a talk show interview as a teenager in the 70s. In the midst of Nixon, Vietnam, pollution and the human condition as a whole I recall the feeling that he was sane and the rest of us were crazy. I look at his designs and read his thoughts, and I dream of living in a world where he is the architect, engineer, designer….and prophet.

    How fortunate the world is to have his devoted colleague Roxanne Meadows to carry on their dreams.

  14. Dear Roxanne,
    I hope you have the support and the strength and support to go on. I am honored to have had the opportunity of meeting you and Jacque at the Venus site. This is a paradigm i believe in profoundly. It is my with you have the strength, support and blessings to keep this legacy alive. You may count on me.
    Most cordially and respectfully,
    Luiz.

  15. Мне очень жаль… Лекции Жака Фреско позволяли увидеть мир другими глазами и удивиться, что до него ты этого не понимала. Спасибо за наследие.

    It is a real pity… the lectures of Jacques Fresco allowed to see the world in a different way and to get surprised that before he told you were not able to understand it by yourself. Thank you for this priceless heritage.

  16. On one hand, it breaks my heart that Jacque Fresco did not live to see his vision for the world fully brought to life, but on the other hand, because I believe that every individual soul comes back to share a physical reality with us again and again, my heart thrills to imagine his soul returning to this planet in the future to find that the world has been transformed, that his hopes and dreams were not for nothing, and that humans finally got the message and did something about it. Wouldn’t that be something?

    I am so pleased to know that his work will live on, and that this project will not be abandoned. It is, in my opinion, one of the most important visions of a better future being offered to the human race now, as we face the sixth mass extinction of life on this planet. I believe we can still make it, so long as we get serious and start putting the pieces of the puzzle together at last. The Venus Project is a very, very important piece of that puzzle. May your continued efforts be blessed moving forward.

  17. Jacque Fresco is the wisest person I’ve ever discovered. I feel I know him just because of watching him on video. He did an amazing job of passing on his knowledge. I’ll keep on learning from him, virtually.

  18. Tuvimos la gran fortuna de conocer el pensamiento de este maravilloso ser humano, que nos presentó de forma práctica la única salida que tenemos para sobrevivir como especie, nos sentimos orgullosos y agradecidos por el legado que nos deja. A las futuras generaciones solo podemos decirles..”vivimos una época trascendental de la humanidad, vivimos cuando la economía basada en recursos fué mostrada a los humanos….vivimos en los tiempos..de JACQUE FRESCO”

  19. Life makes it hard for those who do good. It is the journey of humanity to transform fear to hope and love to hate.

  20. We are fortunate to witness the seeds of the Venus project sown during our lifetime.

    Jacque will always be amongst us through his works.

    In extensionality,
    Tapas Bora

  21. Thank you for everything you did. When I listened to what you say, I always started to feel stronger. And dreaming that someday I will work with you.

  22. I would love to celebrate the life of Mr Fresco and the wisdom and vision he has brought to the life of myself and many others with his work.
    He will continue to be an inspiration to all humans that strive for a better future.

  23. Querida Roxanna,

    Tengo gran aprecio por todo vuestro maravilloso trabajo. Hemos senrido la sensible perdida de nuestro maestro inspirador de futuro Jacque Fresco.

    Por favor, quisiera saber si hay equipos trabajando con pasos preliminares. Soy Economista y he trabajado tambien en educación, filosofia y voy a Chile a trabajar con Biodanza y buscar soluciones para la pobreza. Si puedes dirigirme a alguien te agradeceria mucho. Deseo ser parte del futuro que has soñado.

    Con afecto y admiración

    Margarita

  24. Jacque was kind enough to take the time to speak to kids from around the world in his interview with Kids Talk Radio. We will air it again in his memory. His work has inspired us as we work on the “Occupy Mars Learning Adventures.” I feel that Roxanne Meadows will lead this team in the right direction.

  25. rest in peace Jacque Fresco and thank you for opening our eyes on the reality of this world i wish all the best for Venus project and i wish i can serve in it one day keep the good work and i hope that Roxanne will lead and have all the support to complete this goal .

  26. Rest In peace, those that offer peace deserve peace.

    We look now as Jacques did, to making use of what we know and building for all people , a future. in the absence of the pyramid power structures of globalization being in any way interested in working towards building a project city.

    I am wondering if between smaller private structures, a “network” and actual working social exchange can be started ? This is in no way about dropping “out” of society, more so about dropping in and getting the practical values of RBE out and operational.

    Thoughts ?

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