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.

QTIPOC Social – February 7, 2020

  • DATE: 2/7/2020
  • TIME: 5-8pm

LOCATION: homiey Fruitvale;1232 Fruitvale Ave, Oakland, CA 94601 Queer + Trans + Intersex People of Color employees of Bay Area Independent Schools are invited to the QTIPOC social to break bread in community, connect with old friends, make new connections. This is an affinity space. RSVP HERE!

Roundtable: Managing Resistance – February 11, 2020

  • DATE: 2/11/2020
  • TIME: 9:30am-2:30pm

LOCATION: College Prep School At this roundtable, we will talk about how resistance manifests, what people have found to be successful/unsuccessful, and the ways in which we sustain ourselves in the face of it. Our roundtables are professional development opportunities exploring best-practice strategies for incorporating issues of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice into every lesson across all disciplines…. Read More

Peninsula Happy Hour – February 13, 2020

  • DATE: 2/13/2020
  • TIME: 4-6pm

LOCATION: Nola, 535 Ramona Street, Palo Alto A gathering for employees of POCIS member schools in the South Bay to connect and unwind. Food and the first round of drinks provided by POCIS! RSVP HERE!

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!