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
2017-2018 STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
Kimalee is a third 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 PhD candidate 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 for teachers and teacher well-being. He is also interested in exploring the intersection of contemplation and activism.
Jacob "Jake" Bennett
Jacob is a doctoral candidate in the CISE Dept. Before coming to Curry, Jake taught high school social studies for 6 years in Atlanta and Nashville and holds an M.A. in Cultural and Intellectual History from Georgia State University. His M.A. thesis entitled White Privilege: A History of the Concept dealt with how the concept of White Privilege has been utilized in scholarship and popular media in the U.S. from the 19th to 21st century. 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.