News from the Moakley Archive and InstituteMarch 2012 

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 Archive Spotlight: Suffolk's History


In addition to the papers of Congressman Joe Moakley, the Archive is also keeper of the institutional records of Suffolk University which date back to it's founding in 1906. 


Learn more:


History of Suffolk's Mascot 


History of Suffolk University


Voices of Suffolk University 

About Us


Use the links below to learn more about the programs and services
offered by the Moakley Archive and Institute.


Archival Collections


 Immigration Forum, March 27th         

 Join us for a National Issues Forum on the U.S. immigration system. Students, members of the Suffolk community and the general public are invited to participate in a "democratic dialogue" moderated by Associate Professor Allan Tow. Participants will weigh the pros and cons of three policy options to find a shared understanding of the immigration issue and common ground for action, with an emphasis on getting past partisan rhetoric. Please come prepared to learn, listen and participate! Learn more about Suffolk's National Issues Forum Series


When: Tuesday March 27th, 4-6 pm

Where: Donahue Building, Room 403

Space is limited: RSVP to Julia Howington,



Free event, open to the public

Refreshments will be served


Sponsored by the Moakley Archive and Institute, the Government Department, the S.O.U.L.S. Community Service Center, and the College Republicans (SuffolkGOP) 

Queer Speaker Series: SpeakOUT Boston         
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SpeakOUT Boston, the nation's first LGBT speakers  bureau, will lead a panel discussion about facing prejudice and discrimination; coming out; raising a family; taking pride in sexual and gender identity; and increasing awareness of LGBT issues.



When: 1-2:30 p.m.,Tuesday March 27th

 Where: Sawyer Library Poetry Center, 3rd Floor

Free event, open to the public
Refreshments will be served


Contact Michael Dello Iacono for more information.


Sponsored by the Moakley Archive & Institute and the Office of Diversity Services.     




El Salvador 20 Years after the Peace Accords: U.S. and Salvadoran Perspectives 

El Salvador


In recognition of the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Salvadoran Peace Accords, the Washington Office on Latin America and Suffolk University's Moakley Archive and Institute have convened a panel of experts to discuss the legacy of this historic moment and assess progress and challenges in El Salvador today. 


Panelists include:  

His Excellency Francisco Altschul, Ambassador of El Salvador to the United States

The Honorable James P. McGovern, U. S. House of Representatives (D-MA)

Patricia Montes, Executive Director of Centro Presente

Geoff Thale (moderator), Program Director, WOLA (Washington Office on Latin America)


When: 4:00 p.m.- 5:30 p.m, Monday, April 9th, 2012  

Where: Suffolk University Law School
      Faculty Dining Room, 4th Floor
     120 Tremont Street, Boston


Free event, open to the public

Reception to follow


Contact Julia Howington for more information at 617-305-6293 or 

Suffolk Celebrates Earth Day with Series of Events in April         

Suffolk University's annual Earth Day Celebration will feature a series of events throughout the month of April that focus on the impact of personal choices in achieving a sustainable planet.


The "My Earth, My Impact" Series features the following events:   


S.O.U.L.S Service Day
9 a.m.-5p.m. Friday March 30

Open to Suffolk Community, registration required


My Coffee, My Impact: Coffee Hour,

9-11 a.m. Thursday April 5, Archer 481
Open to the Suffolk Community


My Choice, My Impact: Screening of No Impact Man
4-7 p.m. Tuesday April 10, Donahue 311
Free event, open to the public


My Service, My Impact: Volunteer Opportunity with the Food Project 
Saturday April 14, Lincoln, Mass.
Open to the Suffolk Community, registration required


My Kitchen, My Impact: Cooking with the Foods of Spring

5-7 p.m. Wednesday April 18,

Open to the Suffolk Community, registration required


A Green Film Fest for Earth Day!
11:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday, April 22 

Suffolk University Law School Function Room (1st Fl)
Free event, open to the public


My Choice, My Impact: Sustainable Paths for Career and Life panel discussion

12:30-2 p.m. Tuesday April 24

Suffolk University Law School Function Room (1st Fl)
Free event, open to the public


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