Stay tuned to Liza’s blog over the next few days as she writes live from the People of Color Conference (National Association of Independent Schools) in Nashville, TN!
T’was the night before PoCC and all through the house
Throwing shoes in my suitcase, a sweater, a blouse
Packing dresses and heels, pants and some shirts
Political street wear, so much shade that it hurts
Awaiting rooms full of people, so Black and so Brown
Never have this affinity in my school or my town
Finally exhale from all that tension and stress
Letting loose at Club PoCC, leaving that dance floor a mess
Surrounded by young people ready to learn
Full of excitement and fierceness, so hot that it burns
In spaces that challenge my mind and my soul
“Too tired to code switch”, it’s taking its toll
Can’t wait to see people who fill up my heart
I’ve never felt so alive, today is a new start
PoCC lasts but only four days
But keep this feeling alive in all the right ways
See you in Nashville, we’ll come together once more
Where this work is focused on joy, not just chore
Let’s come together; turn that “I” into “We”
We are all in this together, here at PoCC.
Peace and love. Travel safely!