Special Events

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Title Description Time Location Activity Type Price Registration
Newcomers to PoCC Orientation (LIVE) There are two opportunities to attend this orientation session: one on Monday, November 30, and one on Tuesday, December 1.  Monday, November 30,
6:00 PM-7:00 PM
Not required
Newcomers to PoCC Orientation (LIVE) There are two opportunities to attend this orientation session: one on Monday, November 30, and one on Tuesday, December 1.  Tuesday, December 1,
6:00 PM-7:00 PM
Not required
Liberation Meditation for BIPOC Take a 15-minute meditation break led by a special guest.  Wednesday, December 2,
12:00 PM-12:15 PM
Not required
PoCC Express Café Session 1 Is there a topic of interest to you that you don't see in conference workshop schedule? Are you longing to have more small-group conversations with like-minded colleagues or those with divergent perspectives who can challenge your thinking? If so, we've created the PoCC Express Café to help you have your say, listen to others, and harvest new ideas relevant to your life and work. Wednesday, December 2,
12:45 PM-1:45 PM
Not required
Affinity Group Session 1 PoCC hosts affinity group sessions to provide an opportunity for sharing and exploring your life and experiences within safe and supportive spaces defined by membership in a specific racial or ethnic identity group. Led by a team of trained facilitators, affinity group participants celebrate identities, share successes and challenges, and engage freely. Wednesday, December 2,
3:20 PM-4:30 PM
Affinity Group Not required
Attendee Connections and Insights Bring your coffee or tea and join us for a moment of connection.  Thursday, December 3,
12:00 PM-12:10 PM
Not required
PoCC Express Café Session 2 Is there a topic of interest to you that you don't see in conference workshop schedule? Are you longing to have more small-group conversations with like-minded colleagues or those with divergent perspectives who can challenge your thinking? If so, we've created the PoCC Express Café to help you have your say, listen to others, and harvest new ideas relevant to your life and work. Thursday, December 3,
12:45 PM-1:45 PM
Not required
Affinity Group Session 2 PoCC hosts affinity group sessions to provide an opportunity for sharing and exploring your life and experiences within safe and supportive spaces defined by membership in a specific racial or ethnic identity group. Led by a team of trained facilitators, affinity group participants celebrate identities, share successes and challenges, and engage freely. Thursday, December 3,
5:15 PM-6:45 PM
Affinity Group Not required
LGBT Social Hour Thursday, December 3,
7:00 PM-8:00 PM
Not required
Attendee Connections and Insights Bring your coffee or tea and join us for a moment of connection.  Friday, December 4,
12:00 PM-12:10 PM
Not required
Book Club We'll be discussing Eddie S. Glaude's book, Begin Again. Read it before attending the book club meeting to take part in the discussion. You're also welcome to come if you haven't read the book!  Friday, December 4,
1:15 PM-2:15 PM
Not required
Affinity Group Session 3 PoCC hosts affinity group sessions to provide an opportunity for sharing and exploring your life and experiences within safe and supportive spaces defined by membership in a specific racial or ethnic identity group. Led by a team of trained facilitators, affinity group participants celebrate identities, share successes and challenges, and engage freely. Friday, December 4,
3:00 PM-4:14 PM
Affinity Group Not required
PoCC Closing Party with a DJ (Sponsored by The Glasgow Group) Friday, December 4,
8:15 PM-9:30 PM
Not required
Celebrating the Magic of PoCC Do you believe in magic?  For more than three decades, the NAIS People of Color Conference (PoCC) has nurtured the spirit and imagination of educators of color and others committed to racial equity and social justice in independent schools and society. Is this rejuvenation accomplished through sleight of hand? No. By misdirection? No. By illusion? Not a chance.  What PoCC creates is the joy and magic of lasting connection. Join us to celebrate another successful PoCC with a captivating, family-friendly performance by renowned magician and showman, Alex Ramon. Admission is complimentary for PoCC registrants. Saturday, December 5,
1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Magic Show Free Not required