A LETTER FROM THE MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR AT MARLBORO COLLEGE
I’m writing to express our appreciation for your assistance in arranging the John Perkins lecture atMarlboroCollegeon April 24, 2008. We drew over 400 people into the Persons Auditorium from the college and surrounding community, making it by far the largest event during the spring semester.
Perkins’ message of positive action fit perfectly with Marlboro’s philosophy of self-directed study. He used concrete examples of initiatives already undertaken by young people to illustrate how our students could also make an impact. While many lectures surrounding politics and economics are rife with cynicism, Perkins was inspiring to all who attended.
We look forward to Mr. Perkins next book and to working with Booth Media Group again on future events. Thank you.
Marketing Communications Director
A LETTER FROM DIRECTOR OF CAMPUS SUSTAINABILITY AT UMASS DARTMOUTH
I’m writing to tell you how delighted we were to host John Perkins here! This is the third time we have asked him to speak at UMass Dartmouth, and each time he has come he’s brought not only his sharp insight into the political, economic and environmental landscape but also his warm humor. Our students, faculty, and community members love him and crowd around him before and after his talks.
As someone who spends most of my time thinking about all the destruction going on across the planet, it is hopeful and healing to work with a man who has seen the darkest parts of humanity but remains optimistic and committed to the future. We are all thrilled to be working on an educational initiative that bears John’s name and we look forward to many more of his visits.
I would encourage any educational institution that is looking for an eloquent and inspiring speaker with a deep understanding of the dilemmas facing the human race to invite John Perkins to join them.
Thanks so much for arranging his visit!
Office of Campus and Community Sustainability UMass Dartmouth
285 Old Westport Road