Mission & Philosophy

Mission

SoCal POCIS inspires and empowers the voices of BIPOC in independent schools, and inspires and empowers practices that create greater equity, diversity, and inclusion that serves to dismantle the systems of oppression and white supremacy culture within independent school communities throughout Southern California.  (BIPOC = Black, Indigneous, and People of Color)

SoCal POCIS amplifies the voices of BIPOC and serves to dismantle systems of oppression and white supremacy within our independent school communities throughout Southern California.  (BIPOC = Black, Indigneous, and People of Color)

Philosophy

SoCal POCIS pursues its mission by gauging the needs of our independent school members and assessing best practices for fulfilling them.  We use this information and the latest pedagogical research to advance our educational programs, seminars, and conferences. These efforts further our quest to present innovative approaches and advance recommendations from thought-leaders furthering diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice to our member schools.