Affinity Club is designed to be a safe space for students of color who are looking to connect with others who share similar experiences. The club meets once a week on Friday in the forum. It is run primarily by the club’s president, Uma Grover, senior, and vice president Melinda Lin, senior.
“[The club] is open to any person of color, that’s the only requirement,” Grover said. “We have an Instagram and a Google Classroom. Our advisers, [Meagyn] Karmakar and [Kami] Vermillion, are also good contacts to get involved.”
When the club meets up, they plan various cultural activities, discuss things they want to improve about our school, and go on field trips.
“Last year, we had multiple different projects. For example, the ethnic studies proposal,” Lin said.
The ethnic studies proposal suggested a new social studies class that highlights different traditions and cultural experiences that aren’t represented in general history classes. This would help give students a more diverse education.