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Caucus Schedule

All NCORE Attendees are welcome and encouraged to attend caucus functions that align with their identities and aspirations. The informal caucuses of NCORE provide important leadership and advisement to the conference organizers through participation in key conference planning processes; critical technical assistance; and the development of community relationships to set the context of the work, making NCORE possible.

Asian Pacific Islander NCORE (APINCORE) Caucus

The Asian American Pacific Islander Caucus at NCORE (APINCORE) meets during the annual conference to connect AAPI higher education professionals and allies; discuss issues pertinent to AAPI communities; and represent AAPI perspectives within NCORE through workshops, speakers, and programs.

Eva Long -
Dear Aunaetitrakul -

Wednesday, May 31 | 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm | Room: Steering (Riverside Complex)

Latinx Caucus

The Latinx Caucus at NCORE, while open to all conference attendees, is designed to provide a format to voice and address the interests and current issues of Latinx students, faculty, staff and community. The Caucus meets regularly throughout the annual conference for both business and social purposes. Visit our NCORE Latinx Caucus Facebook page or send an e-mail to Raul Hinojosa Jr.( to be added to our Slack channel. We use these communication channels to stay in contact during and after the conference.

Raul Hinojosa Jr. -

Please see the conference app for details.

MENA/SWANA Caucus (Middle East North Africa/Southwest Asia and North Africa Caucus)

This Caucus strives to create a space to make connections and build community as NCORE participants of MENA/SWANA background. The Middle East and North Africa or Southwest Asia and North Africa is defined broadly and inclusively to bring communities who feel a sense of connection to this broad cultural heritage and a commitment to decolonial, anti-colonial, anti-war, anti-racist, and anti-abelist values
and practices and feminist, indigenous, and LGBTQI+ affirming. It will be a space to strategize and support one another as we bring to light issues impacting us and our communities.

Nina Shoman-Dajani -

Thursday, June 1 | 5:45 pm -7:00 pm | Room: Churchill A1 (Second Floor)

POC Adoptee Caucus

Please join us for an informal affinity gathering space to connect with other POC adoptees attending NCORE. This is an opportunity to network, build community, share conference feedback, and provide a space for processing the POC adoptee experience at NCORE and beyond (i.e. intersectionality, multiracial/multicultural family, unseen identity, proximity to whiteness, adoptee moments, reclaiming racial/cultural identity, etc.).

Michelle Bagshaw -
Beth Yu Simpson -
Saul Tran Cornwall -

Wednesday, May 31 | 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm (bring your lunch) | Room: Winsor (Third Floor)

The Native Delegation

The Native Delegation serves as a networking alliance within the National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education to enable its members to support one another in sharing vital information and resources which impact our ability to serve our communities in our respective fields of higher education. The role of NDNCORE is to provide a conduit for Native American participants of the conference to share workshop ideas, keynote recommendations and form a national collective agenda to address the needs of Native Americans in higher education throughout the country.

Ricardo Torres -

Tuesday, May 30 | 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm | Room: Grand Salon 21 (First Floor)
Thursday, June 1 | 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm | Room: Camp (Third Floor)

White Accountability Caucus

The White Accountability Caucus at NCORE is for people who identify as white and/or have white skin privilege to build community and do our own work: to authentically and critically engage in whiteness, white privilege, and hold each other accountable for change. We explore how to recognize whiteness and white privilege, identify and interrupt our internalized dominance, and collectively develop strategies for liberation and change. Join our Facebook community at to get updated information on our meet ups, and to sustain dialogue, reflection, and action between the conferences.

Craig Elliott -
Craig Alimo -

Please see the conference app for details.

Queer Trans People of Color Caucus

We are interested in the intersections and interplay between race and sexuality in our lives, communities, and in the campus environments in which we work. Through this caucus, we aim to provide opportunities to build community among queer people of color participants at NCORE while also discussing how issues related to race can often act as barriers to community cohesion within the LGBTQIA+ communities.

Mycall Riley -
Vanessa Gonzales-Seigel -

Wednesday, May 30 | 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm | Burgundy (First Floor)
Friday, June 2 | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm | Marlborough B (Second Floor)

African American / Black Caucus

This official NCORE African American / Black Caucus session is facilitated by The John D. O’ Bryant National Think Tank (JDOTT). The purpose is to provide an opportunity for African American/Black attendees to meet, greet and exchange contact information with others.  

Richard O’Bryant -

Wednesday May 31 | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm  |  Grand Salon 13 (First Floor)