Cassandra Meador is a community-oriented and service-minded leader dedicated to restoring agency and empowerment to disenfranchised and incarcerated communities. Currently, Cass is working with the City of Tulsa to pioneer the distribution of federal covid-relief grants into investments that ensure equity, resiliency, and transformational change for the people of Tulsa. Their academic and professional background is in poverty, trauma, and women and gender issues, all of which help them to develop diverse and inclusive communities that empower those they serve. Cass’s passion for writing and creativity merges with her passion for service in their work with Poetic Justice. Their research focuses range from PTSD and nightmares to building community in tabletop roleplaying games. Their international studies and work abroad are also diverse, and range from fighting poverty and substance abuse in Chile to discussing gender equity strategies with activists and politicians in Iceland.
Updated July 2022
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Humanity in Action Welcomes the 2023 US Fellows Cohort
From a competitive pool of applicants, 25 Fellows from the US were selected to join the 2023 Humanity in Action Fellows cohort.
"Wild Hearts": On witnessing hope, love, and resiliency behind bars
Read a short story by Senior Fellow Cassandra Meador on the real magic of the Poetic Justice.
Reimagine, Rebuild, Restore
"Reimagine, Rebuild, Restore" by Cassandra Meador is a pilot guide to Reimagining ourselves, Rebuilding community, and Restoring Hope through playing tabletop roleplaying games in prisons.
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