"I'm not here to campaign or explain politics
I'm just a woman and poet laying foundation like bricks.
A beneficiary of marches, hymns and fire hose
That can't forget schoolgirls in black and white photos
King had a dream but never forget
Ella Baker organized and was the founder of SNCC.
Even for institutions and industries
Hard pressed to loosen their grip
Some denominations of my faith
still keeps me from the pulpit..."
MouthPeace Entertainment had the opportunity to open the first plenary for the Summer Institute on Union Women (SIUW) Conference at UCLA. Shanara The MouthPeace performed a new spoken word piece, "Nothin' Without A Woman", speaking on women's labor rights and issues, at the UCLA Labor Center.