Voices in the Treetops (VITT)
A Peacebuilding Institute Affiliate
Paula Larke, Director
Her accolades as a performer/lecturer include enthusiastic endorsements from the North Carolina Department of Juvenile Services, Leadership America, the General Board of Global Ministries, and innumerable advocacy organizations across the U.S. In addition, she provides counseling and motivational workshops through faith-based and community service organizations across the country. She works with refugees from every continent to help them acclimate to American language and customs and still honor the traditions and values of their own cultures.
Unceasingly promoting peace, justice, and integrity, Paula is a treasured advocate and mentor, combining her musical and theatrical artistry with skills learned in her training with CTI (CONNECT Training Institute), Creating a Culture of Peace, The Children’s Creative Response to Conflict, Inc., and the Brecht Forum TOP Lab (Theatre of the Oppressed), as well as two decades of community organizing and education training through work within cutting edge programs with Carpetbag Theatre, Inc., ( Kellogg Foundation, Brushy Fork Institute,) the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, Southern Rural Black Women’s Development Initiative, the Highlander Center in New Market Tennessee, among many others.
Within her organization, VOICES IN THE TREETOPS, Inc., Paula follows a family tradition - mentoring other artists in the integration of arts and social justice activism. TREETOPS’ mission is to give on-the-job training to elder and young artists alike. She translates issues, goals, messages, etc. into singing, dancing, story-telling, acting, or Image Theatre to enhance, energize, and unite divided or competing individuals, institutions and community service agencies.
Through her talents as a
multi-disciplinary artist Paula brings heightened consciousness,
joy, motivation and healing to minds and hearts across the
nation. She is a member of Alternate ROOTS, Inc., and of
Actors Equity Association.
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