SEEDS of change at South

Tre Benson '22, Page Editor

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SEEDS (Student Empowerment: Education for a Diverse Society) hopes to break racial tension this school year at South. Despite the controversy that affects South every year, they are trying to encourage a safer community at South for all races and backgrounds. 

SEEDS leaders such as Christina Thomas have worked hard over the summer for the program. Thomas participated in volunteer work at the University of Michigan similar to what SEEDS does at South. She encourages students to share their opinions at upcoming meetings. 

“It’s still really early in development, so we’re hoping that we can get the entire student body, or at least a large portion of them involved,” Thomas said.

Thomas focuses on running dialogues for members and chooses what members talk about in meetings. She works together with other members to make sure that things run smoothly. 

“SEEDS has two different areas at the moment: the dialogue area, which is people running the meetings and making sure they go smoothly, and then the other side is working on trying to plan and implement the actual projects,” Thomas said.

If any South student is interested in helping out, Thomas suggests that students should try their best to spread cultural awareness throughout the community. Attending the weekly meetings is also a great way to get your voice out into the public. 

“I think we’ve definitely got people to talk about our projects,” Thomas said. “I think they really feel welcome to the club.”

SEEDS meetings will be held every Tuesday at 3:15 p.m. in the Student Commons. 

“We’ve seen incredible change in the people that have been coming to these meetings, and in the school,” Thomas said.