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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, self-organized 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.

African American/Black Caucus/Networking and Strategy Session, Facilitated by JDOTT

This is the official African American/Black Caucus session for ALL African American/Black NCORE attendees to provide an opportunity for African American/Black attendees to meet, greet, and exchange information and strategies.  The caucus meeting is facilitated by The John D. O’Bryant National Think Tank (JDOTT). This session will include small group discussions and focusing on the following two questions:

1.  "How is your campus handling the attacks on DE&I?
2.  "How has your campus responded to the Supreme Court ruling around admissions affirmative action?"


Richard Obryant: email and LaTashia Reedus: email


Thursday, May 30 | 2:15 pm - 3:45 pm (Please See CVENT App for Location Information)

Asian Pacific Islander NCORE (APINCORE) Caucus

APINCORE (Asian Pacific Islander caucus of the NCORE conference) provides opportunities to build community among Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) identified participants at NCORE while also discussing issues concerning the AAPI populations at educational institutions. This caucus aims to address barriers to community cohesion within the AAPI community.


Paul Yoon: email and Liu Yang: email


Wednesday, May 29 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm (Please See CVENT App for Location Information)

Friday, May 31 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (Please See CVENT App for Location Information)

Latinx Caucus

The Latinx Caucus at NCORE is designed to provide a space for Latinx students, faculty, and staff to build community, network with each other, and experience the conference together. The Caucus meets regularly throughout the conference for business and social activities. Visit our NCORE Latinx Caucus Facebook page or join our GroupMe ( We use these communication channels to stay in contact during and after the conference.


Raul Hinojosa Jr.: email and Ysatiz Pinero-Adorno: email


Wednesday, May 29 | 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm (Please See CVENT App for Location Information)

Thursday, May 30 | 9:30 am - 10:30 am (Please See CVENT App for Location Information)

Friday, May 31 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm (Dinner Social: Location TBD)

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: email and Zeina Zaatari: email


Thursday, May 30 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm  (Mtg Rm 301A)

The Native Delegation

The Native Delegation serves as a network of the National Conference on Race & Ethnicity to enable its American Indian/Alaska Native members to support one another by sharing information and resources which impact our ability to serve our students and their sovereign tribal nations on lands occupied by the higher education institutions that employ us.


Ricardo Torres: email


Wednesday, May 29 | 11:30 am – 1:00 pm (Mtg Rm 301A)

Thursday, May 30 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Caucus Dinner)

Friday, May 31 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm (Mtg Rm 301A)

Oceania Caucus - OCNCORE

Oceania Caucus is the result of a three year long commitment to bring forth a Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) working group at NCORE. Thanks to the collective efforts of APINCORE, The Native Delegates and NCORE staff, we are proud to debut our caucus group at NCORE Hawaii. As we mark our very first caucus gathering, we hope to lay down the initial foundation and spend time building our relationships and networks with our NHPI community and friends. If you are interested in supporting our growth or just meeting folks in community, please join us.


Makerusa Porotesanoemail


Thursday, May 30 | 11:35 am - 12:30 pm (Mtg Rm 318A)

Friday, May 31 | 11:35 am - 12:30 pm (Mtg Rm 318A)

POC Adoptee and POC Who Experienced Foster Care Caucus

Please join us for an informal affinity gathering space to connect with other POC adoptees and POC who have experienced foster care attending NCORE. This is an opportunity to network, build community, share conference feedback, and provide a space for processing the NCORE experience and beyond (i.e. intersectionality, multiracial/multicultural family, unseen identity, proximity to whiteness, adoptee/foster care moments, reclaiming racial/cultural identity, etc.).  Recognizing our intersections, this year we have expanded our caucus to include POC who have experienced foster care. We recognize that


Michelle BagshawemailBeth Yu Simpson: email, and Saul Tran Cornwallemail


Wednesday, May 29 | 11:00 am -12:00 pm (Mtg Rm 318A)

Thursday, May 30 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Dinner Social)

Queer Trans People of Color Caucus

The QTPOC Caucus is a space for Black, Brown, and Indigenous Individuals who are also members of the LGBGTQIA+ / hold marginalized genders and sexualities to be in community, find support, and uplift one another around the nuances of the identities we hold.


Mycall Riley:email and Vanessa Gonzales-Seigelemail


Wednesday, May 29 | 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm (Honolulu I, Tapa Conference Center, Hilton Hawaiian Village)

Friday, May 31 | 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm (Honolulu I, Tapa Conference Center, Hilton Hawaiian Village)

Multiracial Caucus

Join us to help reinvigorate this space for multiracial higher education professionals to engage in community-building, collaborating, & collective dreaming. This caucus provides an opportunity for self-identified multiracial students, staff, faculty, & community leaders to contribute their unique gifts to co-create a support network that disrupts monoracism while combating racism. We recognize that for some, this may be your first time in a space that unapologetically centers multiraciality, and we hold that as a sacred honor. We hope you will join us!


Hayley Haywood, Ed.D.: email


Thursday, May 30 | 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM (Please See CVENT App for Location Information)