Matthew has attended the People of Color Conference (PoCC) twice as professional development opportunities. PoCC provides an Affinity Group safe space for the gathering of educators of different racial backgrounds to voice their ideas, thoughts, and feelings regarding diversity at their schools. Moreover, this conference has provided Matthew with fulfilling a commitment to networking and educating educators and students about racial equity and social justice issues that apply to independent schools.
Matthew, along with co-presenters Jenny Hammond, Tina Fox, and Amanda Friedman facilitated a workshop titled The Hidden Side of Transracial Adoptees at Our Schools in Seattle. The link to the TRA Resource Page and PoCC Seattle program are below: