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.

Equity Leaders Gathering

  • DATE: 3/8/2019
  • TIME: 10am-3pm

LOCATION: College Prep, Oakland A space for equity and inclusion professionals to collaborate, share experiences and strategies, and strengthen their network.

All-Member General Meeting and Spring Social

  • DATE: 5/17/2019
  • TIME: 5-6:30pm

LOCATION: Children’s Day School, San Francisco Employees from member schools are invited to a regional meeting where POCIS board members will reflect on the year, foster connections, and look ahead to 2019-2020. The meeting will be followed by our spring social. Come network and enjoy an evening of fun. Social location TBA.

Recent Events

POCIS/BAISL Roundtable on Librarians and Diversity: What does it mean for your school?

  • DATE: 1/15/2019
  • TIME: 9:30am-12pm

LOCATION: Redwood Day School 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. A collaboration between POCIS (People of Color in Independent Schools) and BAISL (Bay Area Independent School Librarians) Register on Eventbrite – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pocisbaisl-roundtable-librarians-and-diversity-tickets-53396487331

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!