BIPOC Connection Event
Thursday, August 27, 2020 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Parent Voices – view flyer
This virtual event is intended for all parents, administration, faculty, and staff of independent schools.
The Black@ Movement: What do Parents need to know?
Come join us to hear perspectives and stories from a panel of Black parents at independent schools. Come ready to engage in dialogue with parents and other independent school community members.
Saturday, October 24, 2020 10:00am – 11:30am. Virtual event.
Affinity Seminar – view flyer
This virtual event is intended for all faculty, staff, and administrators of independent schools.
Authors and national speakers, Dr. Steven Jones, and Dr. Shelly Tochluk will lead high-powered engaging affinity group discussions. Tools and strategies will be shared to further support diversity and greater inclusion within your school community.
Saturday, November 7, 2020 1:00 pm – 4:00pm
Student Voices and Student Stay Woke – view flyer
STUDENT VOICES (Open to all) SoCal POCIS invites all independent school parents, high school students, faculty, staff, and administrators.
Participants will hear from a panel of high school students as they share their SDLC learning and experiences, in addition to what they need from the adults in their independent school community. After the panel, high school students may participate in the Student Stay Woke workshop while the adults will move into breakout rooms to continue the important conversation started by the students.
STUDENT STAY WOKE (High School Students only) StudentStayWoke serves as a space for students from independent schools to engage one another in meaningful conversations about political and social issues as they relate to their experiences at school. Each year, StudentStayWoke hosts three events, inviting students from schools in and around Los Angeles to participate in workshops, think-tanks, and activities that better equip them to address inequities and marginalization in their communities. The SSW planning committee is composed of a diverse group of young change-makers, all passionate about working together to transform the culture of their schools while equipping their peers to do the same.
Saturday, January 30, 2021 10:00am – 1:00pm. Virtual event.
Rethinking Diversity- Dr. Sonja Cherry-Paul, Radical Teaching – Reading Workshop as a Powerful Space for Transformation and Liberation – view flyer
SoCal POCIS invites all independent school staff, faculty, and administrators.
Radical Teaching Reading Workshop as a Powerful Space for Transformation and Liberation
Monday, February 22, 2021 5:00pm – 7:00pm. Virtual event.
Dr. Ernie Robles-Levroney Equity Speaker Series
Date – TBD