Facing Race: A National Conference in St. Louis, MO — November 20-22, 2024

Cassie Meador

Artistic Director | Dance Exchange

Cassie Meador is a choreographer, environmentalist, and the Artistic Director of Dance Exchange. Her recent work, How to Lose a Mountain, involved a 500-mile walk from Washington, D.C. to the source of its electrical power - a mountaintop removal site in West Virginia. She is a Creative Change Alumni (2013), and has facilitated artmaking on platforms such as the 2011 UN Climate Change Conference and the Center for American Progress.

Presentations from Facing Race 2014

Creative Convening: Moving Racial Equity Forward Through the Arts

Dance Exchange breaks boundaries between stage and audience, and theater and community. For 38 years, we have been stretching the range of contemporary dance through bringing ideas into action. We are partnering with Dallas Faces Race to ask how communities can use creative strategies to advance racial equity, in Dallas and beyond. This workshop will engage participants in personal reflection and making creative responses to explore and question the structural roles of race and racism. We will focus on the work required across generations to undo racism, and move towards a more equitable future.

Speakers: Cassie Meador, Paloma McGregor