Upcoming Events

Each academic year POCIS organizes a number of events to support students, families, teachers and administrators of color at independent schools. At times, there will be events listed which are not sponsored by POCIS but are relevant topics and/or activities consistent with the our mission. Note that for those events marked “Non POCIS” in the title field, there may be a fee to particpate whereas POCIS events are free to all POCIS member schools.

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Recent Events

Equity Roundtable 1: Seeking Cultural Competence in Hiring

  • DATE: 10/17/2016
  • TIME: 8:30am-1:30pm

Please join us on Monday, October 17 from 8:30 to 1:30 pm at College Prep (6100 Broadway) for a workshop to help educational leaders hire culturally competent people. Our facilitator for the conversation is Cris Clifford Cullinan, Ph.D. Cris is the Co-chair of the National Advisory Council for NCORE: National Conference on Race and Ethnicity… Read More

POCIS High School Conference

  • DATE: 4/23/2016
  • TIME: 3:45pm-9:30pm

Come discuss and illustrate how to speak one’s own truth and make one’s voice, opinions and perspectives heard in a way that opens up dialogue between opposing viewpoints rather than shut down any possibility of authentic dialogue. Click to register: https://pocis-hs-conference.eventbrite.com Agenda 3:45-4:10 Registration 4:15 Welcome by POCIS 4:30 Keynote Speaker-Jay Smooth 5:30 Workshop #1 6:30 Workshop #2… Read More

POCIS Adult Conference 2016

  • DATE: 1/19/2016
  • TIME: 8:00am - 3:00pm

The People of Color in Independent Schools of Northern California (POCIS) invites all independent school educators, staff, and parents to this conference.   Program Agenda: 8:00am-8:50am – Registration & Breakfast 9:00am-9:15am – POCIS / School Intro 9:15am-10:00am – Opening 10:00am-10:10am – Transition to Breakout #1 10:10am-11:30am – Session #1 11:30am-11:40am – Transition to Lunch 11:40am-12:40pm –… Read More

Adult Social

  • DATE: 2/6/2015
  • TIME: 4:30-6:30pm

Location: The Carey School More details coming soon!

Past Events

2013-2014 Events

Town Hall Meeting
Sept 15 2014 –  5:30-7:30 – University High School

POCIS Social
Sept 26th 2014 –  4:00-6:00 – Mua

Equity & Inclusion Leaders Roundtable
Oct 29th 2014 – 9:00am-12:00pm – Lick-Wilmerding



2012-2013 Events

Professor Mignon Moore on “Making Invisible Families Visible”

Friday, October 19, 2012 6:00 p.m – 8:00p.m

Join us for an interactive conversation about culture, race and families. Dr Moore will share her studies of families headed by lesbian/queer women of color and discuss strategies for raising families in same-sex couple and single lesbian families.


POCIS awards to outstanding high school students of color

Application Deadline: Friday, October 19, 2012

POCIS Upper School Conference

Saturday, October 6, 2012 2:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m
Lick Wilmerding High School 755 Ocean Avenue, San Francisco, 94112

Service Learning as Racial Justice?: “Who’s Servin’ Whom?” A high school student conference with workshop tracks for adults.



2011-2012 Events

Post-Racial or Post-Racist? Outcomes for 21st Century Education

Adult Conference
Friday April 27
Athenian School, Danville
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Heads and Equity Leaders, From Colorblindess to Cultural Competency: Leadership and 21st Century Schools

Tuesday March 6th
East Bay School for Boys

POCIS Lower & Middle School Conference, Coloring Outside the Lines: Re-thinking Colorblindess

Saturday November 5th, 9am-12:30
Park Day School

Admissions Directors, Beyond Checking “The Box”

Tuesday September 27th, 9am-12
Children’s Day School Download the PowerPoint