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.

LatinX Youth Summit

  • DATE: 4/13/2018 - 4/14/2018
  • TIME: 8:45 am to 8:00 pm

Bellarmine College Prep (960 West Hedding Street, San Jose, CA) is hosting the 7th Annual LatinX Youth Conference from April 13-14, 2018. The purpose of the summit is to empower Latinx high school students and educators by providing a safe space for leadership development, identity exploration, appreciation of various forms of Latino cultural expressions, and… Read More

Equity Leaders Professional Workshop

  • DATE: 4/16/2018
  • TIME: 10 am until 2 pm

Issues of cultural competence, diversity, equity and inclusion impact all members of independent schools and have greater consequences for persons of color who work and learn in these communities. However, despite these ubiquitous challenges there is no professional organization for those dedicated to the nuanced and high energy work of the equity and inclusion professional…. Read More

Recent Events

Strategic Questioning for Social Change

  • DATE: 3/3/2018
  • TIME: 10 am until 12 pm

CLICK HERE to register for Strategic Questioning for Social Change on Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 10 am to Noon at College Prep (6100 Broadway). Sponsored by the College Prep Board of Trustees Inclusion and Engagement Committee (BOTICE) and The People of Color in Independent Schools (POCIS) Board we invite you to join us for a workshop led by Shakti Butler,… Read More

Love is Love Social

  • DATE: 2/16/2018
  • TIME: 5 pm to 7:30 pm

Please come to fellowship and learn about what is happening in the Bay Area and how you can be part of it! You may even want to reunite with the folks from your POCC Regional Meeting Groups.  CLICK HERE to join us for drinks, food and music at Bissap Baobab Village (San Francisco, Phone: 415.826.9287). Your… Read More

Roundtable 3: “Equity and the Arts”

  • DATE: 11/9/2017
  • TIME: 11:30am-3:00pm

Identity plays an essential role in students’ relationships in and out of the classroom. Developing and reflecting on one’s own identity is a necessary step in advancing our social justice practice. In this workshop we will focus on exploring and sharing about identity and social justice in the art studio and beyond. You will have… Read More

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!