Welcome all new parents to Marin Academy, and also welcome back returning families. We hope this school year is going well for you and your child. The mission of Parents of Students of Color is to create a sense of community and connection among POSOCs, and to provide access to discussions, tools, other resources that are of interest to POSOCs. We also offer a voice for this group with the MA administration, Diversity Council, and the MAPA board.
Cecilia Freund, mother of Andreas '13, and Sojeila Maria Silva, mother of Tomas Ringer-Silva '15
Co-Chairs of the Parents of Students of Color (POSOC)
Upcoming Event: Family Norms: Different Considerations for POSOC vs. non-POSOC?
Sunday, May 5 at 2:00 pm in the MA Cafe
We will discuss "Family Norms: Are there different considerations for Parents of Students of Color?" We will select a few topics for a facilitated exploration of family norms, which are the expectations and rules that guide the behavior of family members in any given situation. We accept that norms vary widely across cultural groups—but what is the cultural group of your MA student? How much do family norms differ from one MA family to the next? We hope you can join us!
Welcome for Parents of Students of Color
Thursday, August 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in the MA Cafe
POSOC and the MA Diversity Council enjoyed a buffet supper and an evening of conversation about the support students and their families receive through school, and how the MA community promotes and supports multiculturalism and inclusion.The MA Parent Experience: Is it different for a POSOC?
Sunday, November 4 at Marin Academy
Linda González, a bilingual organizational consultant, and coach with more than twenty years experience facilitating and training groups, facilitated this meeting with the Parents of Students of Color (POSOC). As a principal of Diversity Matters for ten years, she developed successful and innovative approaches to integrating multiculturalism into team building and leadership development. While at VISIONS, Inc., she worked with Katherine Delmar Burke School and Presidio Hill School. She is the former chair of the School Governance Council at Berkeley High School, where her twins are now seniors.
Evolving Identity: Parent and Child
Sunday, March 10 at 2:00 pm in the MA Cafe
We explored how identity develops, especially during the high school years. We talked about the role of parents, parent and family identity, and economic class in shaping the identity of kids of color. Our facilitator was Marriage and Family Therapist Marsha Hiller.