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Vanguard Conference: Solidarity & Responsibility

March 4, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm PST

Vanguard Conference: Solidarity & Responsibility

Join us on Saturday, March 4 from 9am-Noon for the 2023 Vanguard Conference: Solidarity & Responsibility, hosted by Black Pine Circle School. The Vanguard Conference is an affinity space for students who identify as African-American and Black young men in grades 5-12 enrolled in independent and parochial schools. The genesis of this event goes back over a decade when a group of Black male educators decided that we needed to bring our fantastic young men together to support their growth and celebrate them.

Workshops and panels will be led by educators for students in 5th/6th, 7th/8th, high school students, and adults. The keynote speaker is Dr. Thomas Parham, president of Cal State Dominguez Hills. We will also honor the head of San Francisco School, Steve Morris, who is moving on after 15 years of successfully leading and growing his school. Please register here for this free event.

This event is put on in collaboration with Bishop O’Dowd High School, Black Pine Circle School, The Branson School, De La Salle High School, Live Oak School, The Seven Hills School, The San Francisco School, and San Francisco University High School, with support from People of Color in Independent Schools (POCIS) of Northern California.


March 4, 2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm PST