Social Justice / Diversity and Inclusion / Collaboration Building
Immersion Training Conference
Washington, D. C.
National Funding Collaborative on Violence Prevention.
"At the closing plenary,
Paula hollers, 'OK. The style of this next song is AFROBILLY.
Now I can't play this bass and this drum at the same time. SOMEbody
help a sister out!!!' This Latino guy comes up from way in the
back of the room… he’s good, man….from then on, Homes, everybody
participant/observer for NFCVP Training
"…..music is a valuable medium for building
"Paula did an excellent job….crossing cultural boundaries doesn't
have to feel so challenging."
"Not only was it practical, it was fun and relaxing"
"GIVE HER MORE TIME!"
"The openness, caring knowledge and music/heart of Paula! Thank
Resolution / Violence Prevention / Elementary School
Dr. Larke (smile)
and honestly, I call you Dr. because your presence ushers in the Creator's
healing power. You inspire me and you have inspired our children.
She shall reveal the face of wisdom and her soul will echo the songs of
our foreparents. Rare, but so familiar is her music: the Spirituals of the
liberated and balm for the imprisoned. A sister "from way back
when" - a close acquaintance and still... good friend.
A spontaneous salute to Dr. Larke, from Ms. Jackson
Peace and Blessings
from Darlene Jackson, Director of Programming, Bell Foundation, New York