About the Program

PoCC offers a variety of programming that allows people of color and allies in independent schools to come together, reflect on their individual experiences, and learn from each other. 
 

Please note: All times listed are Eastern.


Download a PDF of the schedule (updated 11/30/2020). 

 

PoCC Schedule at a Glance

(Subject to change)
 
 
MONDAY, November 30
time event
1:00–3:30 PM ET Equity Seminars Half-day
1:00–3:30 PM ET Equity Seminars Full-day (Part 1)
1:00–3:30 PM ET Leadership Seminar for BIPOC (Part 1)
6:00–7:00 PM ET Newcomers to PoCC Orientation (LIVE)
(only need to attend one of these sessions)
 
TUESDAY, December 1
Time event
1:00–3:30 PM ET Equity Seminars Full-day (Part 2)
1:00–3:30 PM ET Equity Seminars Half-day
1:00–3:30 PM ET Leadership Seminar for BIPOC (Part 2)
6:00–7:00 PM ET Newcomers to PoCC Orientation (LIVE)
(only need to attend one of these sessions)
 
WEDNESDAY, December 2
Theme: Challenging Self
time event
No time commitment Wellness Activities
(available on-demand, at your convenience)
No time commitment PoCC Children’s Hour
(opportunity for story hour or other activities)
12:00–12:15 PM ET Liberation Meditation for BIPOC
12:15–2:00 PM ET Master Class with LaShawn Chatmon
12:45–1:45 PM ET Workshop Block A
Workshops are included with your registration. Pre-registration is not required. 
12:45–1:45 PM ET Express Café
1:45–2:15 PM ET Break
2:15–3:15 PM ET Workshop Block B
Workshops are included with your registration. Pre-registration is not required.
2:15–3:15 PM ET Featured Speaker – Helen Zia
3:20–4:30 PM ET Affinity Group Session #1
4:30–5:15 PM ET Break
5:15–6:45 PM ET Opening General Session – Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.
PoCC Virtual Choir to perform
 
THURSDAY, December 3
Theme: Changing Systems
time event
No time commitment Wellness Activities
(available on-demand, at your convenience)
No time commitment PoCC Children’s Hour
(opportunity for story hour or other activities)
12:00–12:10 PM ET Attendee connections and insights
(Bring your coffee/tea)
12:15–1:15 PM ET Workshop Block C
Workshops are included with your registration. Pre-registration is not required.
12:15–1:15 PM ET Express Café
1:15–1:30 PM ET Break
1:30–2:30 PM ET General Session Speaker – Khyati Joshi
2:30–3:00 PM ET Relax, Refresh, Renew
3:00–5:00 PM ET Social Justice Summit: Waking up NAIS Schools
Keynote: Lezley McSpadden-Head
Panelists: Khyati Joshi, Brittany Packnett Cunningham, José Vilson, and Randall Dunn; moderated by Caroline G. Blackwell, NAIS
5:00–5:30 PM ET Break
5:30–6:45 PM ET Affinity Group Session #2
7:00–8:00 PM ET LGBT Social Hour
8:00–9:00 PM ET Social/Engagement Events
 
FRIDAY, December 4
Theme: Choosing Justice
time event
No time commitment Wellness Activities
(available on-demand, at your convenience)
No time commitment PoCC Children’s Hour
(opportunity for story hour or other activities)
12:00–12:10 PM ET Attendee morning connection and insight
(Bring your morning Joe)
12:15–1:15 PM ET Workshop Block D
Workshops are included with your registration. Pre-registration is not required.
12:15–1:15 PM ET Featured Speaker #2 – Lyla June
1:15–2:15 PM ET Book Club Meeting
Will be discussing Begin Again by Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.
1:30–3:00 PM ET Master Class with Bettina L. Love
2:15–3:00 PM ET Break
3:00–4:30 PM ET Affinity Group Session #3
4:30–5:30 PM ET Break
5-30–6:30 PM ET Closing Keynote Speaker – Bettina L. Love
PoCC Virtual Choir to perform
6:30–7:00 PM ET Closing Remarks
8:15–9:30 PM ET PoCC Closing Party with a DJ
 
OPTIONAL Post-conference Activity
 
SATURDAY, December 4
time event
1:00–2:00 PM ET Celebrating the Magic of PoCC with Alex Ramon
(A family-friendly magic show to delight all ages)