POCIG News & Initiatives
The Planners of Color Interest Group recommends projects and initiatives to the ACSP on an annual basis. View this page for details about the POCIG Strategic Plan, faculty scholarships, awards, and the People of Color CV Book.
The mission of the Planners of Color Interest Group (POCIG), is to advance the interests and concerns of people and communities of color within the planning academia and the profession.
We believe that ACSP values, policies and practice can help shape the culture of the planning academy across disparate schools, departments and programs. Therefore, drawing from the Climate Study and reconnaissance of other associations, POCIG proposes the following: View Report (PDF)
POCIG recommends projects and initiatives to the ACSP on an annual basis. View the POCIG Initiatives page for current details.
- Co-Chair, 2018-2020, Willow Lung-Amam, University of Maryland, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Co-Chair 2017-2019, Sheryl-Ann Simpson, Carleton University, email@example.com
- Secretary-Treasurer, 2018-2020, Ivis Garcia Zambrana, University of Utah, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Student Representative, 2019-2021, Ariam Torres Cordero, University of Illinois, email@example.com
- POCIG Liaison to the ACSP Diversity Committee: Jeffrey Lowe, Texas Southern University, firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in supporting the POCIG mission, please send a request to join the POCIG email listserv. You can do so by signing into Google Groups, and then search for “POCIG-ACSP,” and send us a “join group” request. Planners of color can connect on our Facebook Group.
Informal organizational meetings were held at the annual conferences for the ACSP in 2006 and 2007. The ACSP Governing Board approved the POCIG as an interest group in April 2007. By-laws were adopted by email balloting in December 2007. The group held their first official business meeting in Chicago at the 2008 ACSP-AESOP Joint Congress and officers were elected a month prior to this meeting.