Keeping up with Culture week


Jacob Ashkar '23, Social Media Manager

For the first time since before quarantine, Students Empowering Education for a more Diverse Society (S.E.E.D.S.) will be sponsoring culture week from April 17 to 22. Various activities will be planned, including mosaic making, a day of dialogue and more.
The week will be kicked off with posters available for viewing in Cleminson Hall. These are the same posters that were featured during culture week in 2019. Students are able to go during any downtime they may have to enlighten themselves on the history of racial and socioeconomic inequality in the Grosse Pointe communities.
On Tuesday, Los Dos Amigos Taco Truck will be parked in the bus lanes on Fisher Rd where tacos and other foods will be available for purchase. The co-presidents of S.E.E.D.S. believed that this would be a fun way to celebrate Taco Tuesday and thought students would enjoy it as well.
Teachers will have the option to take their classes down to Cleminson Hall to partake in mosaic making, while also having a slides how to go through and learn about the importance of mosaics in Hispanic heritage.
In celebration of the half day, S.E.E.D.S. is hosting a day of dialogue which will feature guest speakers Barry Checkoway, a professor at the University of Michigan’s school of social work and Sienna Weisbrodt, a former S.E.E.D.S. facilitator. Their speech will be followed by various activities meant to simulate racial inequality for students to better understand these situations as well as debreiefs to follow each activity.
As culture week comes to a close, there will be an ethnic bake sale during both lunches on Friday, April 21 in the cross halls by the C doors. S.E.E.D.S. has worked tirelessly for students to enjoy this week, and hopes to see students participate in these activities.