Thursday, January 22, 2015

Museum of African American History
African Meeting House
46 Joy Street
Boston, MA 02114

  • Presentation: 1-2:30 pm (Doors open – 12:30 pm)
  • Reception: 2:30-3:30 pm
  • Ticket required

Tickets are required and seating is limited.

For more information contact the Office of Diversity Services at 617.573.8613 or email

Martin Luther King, Jr. Event

Suffolk University annually celebrates the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

This year’s MLK Event features presenter, Jay Smooth an acclaimed hip-hop culture critic and host of the “The Ill Doctrine” video blog. The son of an African-American father and white mother, Smooth credits mixed race heritage for his unique ability to travel between different worlds. In his presentation, he will break the taboo, talk about these different worlds, and promote healthy discussion on race in American today.

Office of Diversity Services offers a new format for the MLK Event. Guests have the option to attend both the presentation and reception or presentation only.

Please Note: RSVP is required for both events

This year's event is not a luncheon. Light fare will be served at the reception only  

Reserve a Ticket

RSVP for the MLK Event – it’s free! Admission to the presentation requires a ticket and entry to reception requires a confirmation stamp on your ticket.

Attention: Having a ticket does not guarantee entry into the reception. Your ticket must have an imprinted confirmation stamped on the backside. Seating and capacity are limited.

Creating the Dream Award

Nominate a recipient to the award - deadline: December 15, 2014. The purpose of this award recognizes outstanding efforts of an individual, organization or department within Suffolk University that works toward creating an inclusive, respectful, and safe climate for people of color on the Suffolk campus. The recipient should demonstrate a sustained and tangible impact on the campus community.

Examples of efforts might involve:

  • Advocating for underrepresented individuals on campus.
  • Coordinating an academic department or staff unit that promotes the professional advancement of faculty and/or staff of color.
  • Creating projects and events that promote greater awareness of issues related to underrepresented groups.
  • Designing activities and programs that convey personal safety and mutual respect for and among students, faculty and staff of color.

The winner is announced at the MLK Event during the Presentation segment.

Prison Book Club

The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) invites students to promote education and literacy for prisoners by volunteering with the Prison Book Program in Quincy, MA every Thursday evening during the semester. Read letters from prisoners, sort, and package books to be sent to the them. Volunteers meet at the Center for Community Engagement - Donahue 209 at 5:30 pm and travel together to Quincy.  This is a weekly opportunity limited to the first 6 volunteers who RSVP through the CCE page on SUconnect. 

The Prison Book Club begins January 22.