Christy (right) leads students during a PoCC Unity Performance rehearsal
After wanting to attend the People of Color Conference (PoCC) for many years, I finally flew to Indianapolis and participated in my first conference three years ago.
I watched the different school performance groups, and thought how beautiful it would be to have one performance that tied all of the performances together. Two years later, it was announced that the conference would be in Atlanta and, as fate had it, I was asked to be part of the local committee that provided leadership for the programming team.
The theme, “Advancing Human and Civil Rights: Fulfilling the Dream Together,” inspired me to create the PoCC Unity Performance which featured the local committee co-chairs’ four schools. I shared my unity vision with TCS Players Musical Director Chief Menifee, and we co-wrote the collaborative musical pieces which produced an amazing opportunity for four independent schools to open the conference.
The upcoming performance will include Woodward Academy’s Middle School Dance Company; Atlanta Girls’ School a’cappella group, Category 5; Royce Mann, a spoken word activist from Paideia; and a small ensemble from The Children’s School’s (TCS) Players. The performers will both individually and collectively share each other’s talents to speak to the conference theme.
We welcome everyone to attend the performance tomorrow, Dec. 8, 8:00 a.m. at the Georgia World Congress Center. I hope to see you there for an amazing, unifying performance.