SEEDS4Change is a student organization committed to challenging unspoken dominant narratives, empowering students to understand their agency, and creating sustainable systemic change in the Curry Community.
- To create a supportive atmosphere for courageous conversations surrounding issues of race, religion, gender, disabilities, socio-economic status, and sexual orientation
- To urge Curry Community members to continuously reflect on their own biases and cultural assumptions
- To uncover normative power dynamics and advocate for equity and social justice
- To provide opportunities for networking and interdisciplinary action with the goal of critical engagement
2016-2017 STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
Kimalee is a second year PhD student in the Educational Psychology Applied Developmental Science program. Kimalee holds a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to joining the doctoral program, Kimalee spent several years practicing law, including serving as an appellate law clerk on state and federal courts. Kimalee's research interests center around the impact of institutional and structural racism on the experiences of African American students in educational settings.
Anthony is a third year PhD student in the Curriculum and Instruction program. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from American University and a Master’s degree in Applied Developmental Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. He then worked for three years as a Behavioral Specialist Consultant. Anthony’s current research interests include mindfulness in teaching and teacher wellbeing. He is also interested in exploring how mindfulness may help teachers uncover social biases and be more culturally responsive.
Jacob "Jake" Bennett
Jacob is a third year doctoral candidate in the CISE dept. Before coming to Curry, Jake taught high school social studies for 6 years in Atlanta and Nashville. He holds a M.A. in Cultural and Intellectual History from Georgia State University in which his thesis entitled White Privilege: A History of the Concept has been downloaded over 16k times. Currently, Jake's research interests include examining how teachers perceive the concept of racial privilege, and the ways that may affect their praxis in the classroom.