Building cultural competency in middle school: A POCIS opportunity

16 Oct

Just spreading the word about a POCIS (People of Color in Independent Schools) growth opportunity for middle school students, educators and parents/guardians:

Building Cultural Competency


Middle School

Join us at the Middle School Conference!

*All middle school students, educators, and parents are invited.

Co-hosted by the Julia Morgan School for Girls and East Bay School for Boys

When: Saturday, November 2, 2013, 9AM-Noon with light breakfast served at 8:30 and social to follow until 1PM

Where: Julia Morgan School for Girls, 5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94613

We will put our heads together as participants to think about how we facilitate and nurture cultural competency within and beyond the middle school classroom. The student workshop will be focused on practicing cultural competency and identity. Adults will spend their time thinking about how we make sure our middle school students are gaining cultural competency for middle school success. Plus, there will be performances from students from EBSB, St Paul’s and Edna Breur to remind us all why we do what we do!

Keynote Speaker: Ariel Luckey (


Students- Cultural Competency, A Life of Courage and Consequence

Teachers-Beyond the Color Wheel, Building Cultural Capital in the Classroom

Families-Cultural Competency, A Toolkit

Admission for students is free.

POCIS member adults are free.

Non-POCIS member adults (public or private) are $50.

Register: here

2 Responses to “Building cultural competency in middle school: A POCIS opportunity”

  1. Emerie Whitman-Allen October 21, 2013 at 8:28 am #

    Does this conference occur every year? I am in OH but I think this is fantastic and I would love to attend with a colleague. We won’t be able to organize getting to CA for this year but would love to attend next year if that will be an option!

    • blinkconsulting November 21, 2013 at 8:02 am #

      Hi, So sorry about the delayed response. This specific conference doesn’t happen every year, although POCIS does host a conference annually. My consultancy also offers workshops every year: if you’d like I can add you to my e-mail list (just a few e-mails a year), and/or you can contact POCIS to see about getting on theirs. Thanks for writing in!

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