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.

Recent Events

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

Culturally Responsive Teaching & The Brain

  • DATE: 10/16/2017
  • TIME: 10:00am-2:00pm

POCIS Presents: “Building our awareness, building their capacity: Culturally Responsive Teaching & The Brain” The Branson School, 39 Fernhill Ave. Ross, CA October, 16 2017, 10am-2pm Lunch provided / RSVP required How might teachers operationalize the principles of culturally responsive teaching to address the needs of all students?  In her book Culturally Responsive Teaching & The… Read More

POCIS Fall Social at Z Cafe & Bar

  • DATE: 9/16/2017
  • TIME: 4:00pm-8:00pm

POCIS cordially invites member schools & their guests to our Fall Social. Z Café & Bar is located on Broadway in Oakland, about a 15 minute walk from the 19th Street BART station. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served, and a full bar will be available. Please join us to reconnect and enjoy some camaraderie!… 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!