Since 2007, the S.O.U.L.S. Center and the Moakley Institute have co-sponsored an annual trip to El Salvador during Suffolk’s winter break.
The Alternative Winter Break (AWB) trip offers a unique opportunity to retrace the steps of the late Congressman John Joseph “Joe” Moakley in El Salvador and participate in community service projects. Suffolk students live and work in the communities that Moakley visited and learn about the lasting effects of his work there. Students prepare for their trip by taking a fall course in which they learn about the political, social, and economic context of the civil war in El Salvador.
Applications for the January 2014 trip are currently being accepted. The application deadline is March 19, 2013.
Civil War history lesson from the lips of a guerrilla (Jan. 23, 2012)