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. 

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PoCC Schedule at a Glance

(Subject to change)
Wednesday, December 4
7:00 AM–8:00 PM: Registration Open
8:00 AM–5:00 PM: Equity Seminars—Full day
8:00 AM–Noon: Equity Seminars—Half day (morning)
8:30 AM–5:00 PM: PoCC Affinity Group Training
8:30 AM–5:00 PM: The PoCC Leadership Institute for Educators of Color
8:30 AM–12:30 PM: School Visits
1:00–5:00 PM: Equity Seminars—Half day (afternoon)
6:30–7:30 PM: PoCC First-Time Attendees Welcome & Orientation

Thursday, December 5     
6:00–7:00 AM: Wellness Activities
7:00 AM–6:00 PM: Registration Open
8:15–9:30 AM: Opening General Session with Joy DeGruy
9:30 AM–5:00 PM: PoCC Hub Open
9:45–11:45 AM: Affinity Group Session 1
Noon–1:30 PM: PoCC Welcome Luncheon
12:45–1:30 PM: Choir Rehearsal
1:00–1:30 PM: Book Signing with Joy DeGruy
1:45–3:45 PM: Master Class with Joy DeGruy
1:45–3:00 PM: Featured Speaker Session with Anthony Ocampo
1:45–3:00 PM: Workshop Block A, PoCC Express Cafe 
3:45–5:00 PM: Workshop Block B
5:15–6:30 PM: General Session with Mike Walsh
Friday, December 6           
6:00–7:00 AM: Wellness Activities
7:00 AM–1:00 PM: Registration Open
8:00–9:15 AM: Workshop Block C
9:30–10:45 AM: General Session with Valarie Kaur
10:45–11:15 AM: PoCC Choir Rehearsal
10:45 AM–5:00 PM: PoCC Hub Open
11:15 AM–12:30 PM: Workshop Block D, Featured Speaker Session with Cinnamon Spear
12:30–1:45 PM: PoCC Networking Luncheon
2:00–3:15 PM: Workshop Block E, Featured Speaker Session with Wayne Au
3:45–5:00 PM: Affinity Group Session 2
5:15–6:30 PM: General Session with Anand Giridharadas
6:30–7:00 PM: Book Signing with Anand Giridharadas
7:30–8:30 PM: LGBT Social Hour
9:00 PM–Midnight: Club PoCC
Saturday, December 7        
7:00–8:00 AM: Choir Rehearsal
7:30–8:45: Affinity Group Session 3 (with continental breakfast)
9:00–9:45: State and Regional Meetings
10:00–11:15 AM: Workshop Block F; Student-Led Adult-Student Dialogues (by State/Region)
11:30 AM–12:45 PM: PoCC and SDLC Closing Ceremonies with Pedro Noguera

Click here to see the SDLC schedule at a glance.