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Our events are ongoing throughout the school year and provide students, parents, teachers, and faculty the opportunity to join in our commitment to shaping our schools, our students, and the enrichment of our campuses.  The events calendar reflects the plan and roadmap to success for our students.

We engage families, business leaders, and community members with events that will assist school administrators to create more inclusive learning environments.

Upcoming Events

RETHINKING DIVERSITY – Dr. Drew Ishii, Invisible Diversity: Supporting our Asian American and Pacific Islander Students

Mar 07th , 2024 6:00p - 8:00p

SoCal POCIS invites all independent school staff, faculty, and administrators.

People with Asian heritage and those under the Asian American Pacific Islander umbrella tend to be labeled as the “model minority” where we are unfairly generalized and stereotyped, which means that our actual experiences are rendered invisible or invalid. This also pits us against other marginalized groups to prevent solidarity. In this presentation, we will explore the complex aspects of what it means to be AAPI in America, explore the history of anti-Asian hate, and extend our knowledge to better understand our students.

About Drew:

Dr. Drew Ishii is a SoCal POCIS board member and the chair of the AsEA Conference Southern California team. He also served as a co-chair of the NAIS People of Color Conference in Anaheim. Dr. Drew has facilitated workshops at many independent schools, spoken at national and international conferences, and trained faculty in diversity issues. He currently works at Sage Hill in Southern California.

When: Thursday, February 8, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Where: Vistamar School 737 Hawaii St., El Segundo, CA 90245

*Light refreshments will be served.


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