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BIPOC Voices Summit

Share Your Voice!

BIPOC Voices is a program, created by POCIS Seattle, that brings together educators of color (teachers, school counselors, and administrators) working in our member schools. In BIPOC Voices, educators share ideas, offer support and encouragement, and discuss ways for our respective schools to implement the ideas and approaches shared by guest speakers and other leaders in DEI-related work.

In fall and spring, POCIS Seattle hosts a BIPOC Voices Summit. See below for more information.

Member schools can find event resources at the Resources for Educators page.

Please ask your POCIS representative for the password.


POCIS Seattle cordially invites faculty, administrators, and staff members of color in member schools to the

Fall 2024 BIPOC Voices Summit – TBD

Past Events

Spring 2024 BIPOC Voices Summit
Building Bridges within Your School: Decentering Cultural Norms on April 25 from 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. PST at Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart
This event took place on April 25, 2024

Fall 2023 BIPOC Voices Summit
Proactive Strategies for Identity Affirmation with special guest Rosetta Lee on October 20, 2023
9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. PST
This event took place on October 20, 2023.

Honestly the best PD I've attended over the past couple of years! Y'all did a great job in organizing this!

Educator in Bellevue, WA

Spring 2023 BIPOC Voices Summit –Healing Through the Arts on March 11, 2023 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

This was the first in-person BIPOC Voices Summit, which took place on Saturday, March 11, 2023 at Seattle Academy of the Arts and Sciences

All of the presentations and speakers were amazing! I loved each one because they were interactive and research-based. It was incredible to walk out of the event with tools to use with my students. - Teacher in Seattle

Event Details


Spring 2024 BIPOC Voices

Theme: Building Bridges within Your School: Decentering Cultural Norms 

Thursday, April 25, 2024

9:00-9:30  Icebreaker and Intro

9:30 – 10:30 – Affinity Group 

10:30- 10:45- Break

10:45-12:00- Workshops (2 Options)

12:00-1:00 Lunch 

1:00-1:45  Open Technology Space Time 

1:45-2:00 Share Out and Closing 



This is an in-person event. Lunch, snacks, and refreshments will be provided.

Who should attend: Member schools’ faculty, administration, and staff of color. *Non-member school employees of color may attend for a fee.

Date: April 25, 2024

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Location: Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart at 4800 139th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98006

*POCIS is excited to extend this valuable BIPOC learning space to non-member schools. We recognize how critical it is for educators of color to come together in co-liberation and community. We also recognize how important it is to fairly pay and support our adult educators in these spaces. When we work from a mutual aid model, sharing our resources, we can cover fair wages and create spaces designed for us and by us. We have thoughtfully put together a sliding scale to share costs with non-member schools. Thanks for your support however you’re able.

$10 – This is for individuals who are covering the cost or schools who may be at the end of their yearly budget. This covers the cost of the meal.

$100 -This is for schools that are covering the cost. This will cover continued work for our 2024-2025 BIPOC Voices conferences, which includes operations costs, trainer/facilitator fees, and culturally responsive meals. If schools can pay this fee, it will allow BIPOC Voices to reduce costs in the future and continue to invite non-member schools to break bread and be in the community together.

Important Information

-Register to attend below.

-Event fees are included with POCIS Seattle membership. For individuals from non-member schools, please refer to the section above for fee information.

-You must register using your work email address.

-RSVP by April 12, 2024

Register for This Event

Thank you for your interest in this year's BIPOC Summit. The deadline to register for this event has passed. We hope to see you next year!