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Puppets, poetry, zombies, and video games start off the fifth year of the Landmark College Academic Speaker Series. “This year we are more performance oriented,” said Geoff Burgess, associate professor and Speaker Series leader. “We are still bringing forth social justice themes, but we’ve stepped up the multi-modal approach.” To explain, he pointed to Shura Wallin’s talk on September 14, which will feature a 30-minute puppet show before Wallin talks about her efforts to obtain medical care for deported migrants—who may be sick or dying—in the American Southwest.
Prior to joining Landmark College, James Vander Hooven was president of Tohono O’odham Community College, a small, mission-driven Tribal College located on the Tohono O’odham Reservation in Arizona.