The Preserving Communities of Color (PCOC) conference, which explores the social, institutional and economic changes that impact communities of color across the nation, will hold the first day of the three-day (Nov. 1-3) event on the Texas Southern University campus. On Thursday, Nov. 1, PCOC will convene in the School of Public Affairs Building auditorium, with free admission for TSU students (must present student ID), and they may register here. Student lunch tickets may be purchased herefor $12.

The day will include several panel discussions, workshops and keynote speakers, with the following schedule:


7-8 a.m.                       Registration
8-8:50 a.m.                  Disrupting Brazil! (Sara Zewde)
9-9:50 a.m.                  Historic & Cultural Assets Planning (Ana Mod)

10-10:50 a.m.              Disrupting Third Ward! (Asata Richards)

11-11:50 a.m.               Archives & Repositories (Area archivists & librarians)
12-1 p.m.                     Lunch & Tour (TSU Terry Library Special Collections)
1-1:50 p.m.                  Inspired by Africa! (Wyking Garrett, Africatown Community Land Trust)
2-2:50 p.m.                  Community Planning – Plans that Work in Communities of Color
3-3:50 p.m.                  Friends & Allies Panel – How to Make Your Partnership Successful
4-4:50 p.m.                  Data & Research (Lester King, Ph.D.)


For more information about the PCOC and the full schedule of its 2018 conference, visit