Maximize Your NCORE Experience by Joining or Forming an Identity Group Caucus
NCORE defines a caucus as "a place where participants retreat to a more private setting to process information, agree on strategy, confer and/or simply gain "breathing room" after the often emotionally-difficult interactions that can occur in the common area where all parties are present." Additionally, the caucus groups are asked to provide input to the program development process each year. The following is a current list of caucus groups that have self-organized for the upcoming conference.
John D. O’Bryant National Think Tank (JDOTT)
LGBTQ People of Color (QTPOC) Caucus
Native Delegates of NCORE
Ricardo Torres: email@example.com
Whites Partnering to Dismantle Racism
Craig Elliott: firstname.lastname@example.org
Information to Organize Caucus Meetings
NCORE supports the self-organization of identity groups. We gladly provide meeting space, and will assist in publicizing the times and locations of meetings. Caucus meetings are open to interested participants. To organize your own group, email email@example.com and express the following:
• the group’s plans and intentions for the formation of the caucus,
• generally, who the members will be, and
• the purpose of the organization
Please be aware that no group within NCORE can exclude any individual legitimately attending NCORE, who has paid whatever group fees may be levied of members, and who may wish to either attend the group’s meetings and/or become a member of it. Moreover, our own SWCHRS / NCORE Advisory Board members and SWCHRS / NCORE staff will at all times reserve the right to attend any and all caucus functions.
Be advised that conference hotels prohibit "outside" food and beverage items in meeting rooms. Caucus groups may not bring in or arrange for delivery of outside food and beverage items. Doing so places NCORE in breach of contract. Groups may order catering to be delivered from the hotel or convention center's catering department. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to be put in touch with catering managers.