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Hell in a Handbasket
Start Date: 5/9/2013Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Date: 5/9/2013End Time: 8:00 PM

Event Description:
A Ford Hall Forum event.

Featuring Melissa Mohr (author of Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing), Margot Mifflin (author of Bodies of Subversion: A Secret History of Women and Tattoo), and Bill Downing (former President, MassCANN/NORML). Moderated by Robin Abrahams (author, “Miss Conduct” etiquette columnist).

Not long ago, we lived in a world where cursing was verboten, only sailors had tattoos, and smoking marijuana was confined to college experimentation. Are these things really more prevalent today or were they acceptable long before they reached the puritanical eyes of American society? And if they are met with less disdain these days, is it because we're a more accepting society or because this is the beginning of a backslide into a social world rife with slovenly self-conduct? Moderator Robin Abrahams talks with Melissa Mohr, Margot Mifflin, and Bill Downing to determine whether we can let it all hang out or if crossing the line is a harbinger of societal disaster.

Sponsored by Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk University. Free and open to the public; reserve your space here. For more information, please visit
Location Information:
Boston Campus - C. Walsh Theatre  (View Map)
55 Temple St.
Boston, MA 02114
Contact Information:
Name: Jennifer Bonardi, Director
Phone: 617-557-2007
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Intended Audience:
  • Alumni
  • Faculty
  • General Public
  • Graduate Students
  • Guests
  • Law Alumni
  • Law Students
  • Law Faculty
  • Parents & Families
  • Staff
  • Undergraduate Students
  • Note:
    Please be aware that registering for a Ford Hall Forum event does not reserve or guarantee you a seat.
    It simply allows the Ford Hall Forum to know roughly how many people plan to attend.
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