Sunshine Week Event: NEFAC to Present at MuckRock’s ‘Transparency Science Fair’

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To celebrate Sunshine Week, the New England First Amendment Coalition and other local open government advocates will present at MuckRock’s “Transparency Science Fair” on March 16 in Boston.

The transparency-themed science fair (think booths, interactive exhibits, prizes and swag) is from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Oficio, 30 Newbury Street, 3rd Floor in Boston.

The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Also presenting are the ACLU of Massachusetts, Emerson Engagement Lab, the Society of Professional Journalists – New England and the Boston Institute of Nonprofit Journalism. More information can be found here.

Sunshine Week — March 10-16 this year with events occurring throughout the month — is a national celebration of the citizen’s right to know about government. Its goal is to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information. Participants include news media, civic groups, libraries, nonprofits, schools and others interested in the public’s right to know.

In addition to the March 16 event, NEFAC will also be co-sponsoring an open government panel discussion on March 11 in Manchester, N.H. and a freedom of information program on March 23 in Providence.

NEFAC was formed in 2006 to advance and protect the Five Freedoms of the First Amendment, including the principle of the public’s right to know. We’re a broad-based organization of people who believe in the power of an informed democratic society. Our members include lawyers, journalists, historians, academics and private citizens.

Our coalition is funded through contributions made by those who value the First Amendment and who strive to keep government accountable. Please make a donation here.

Major Supporters of NEFAC include Hearst Connecticut Media Group, the Barr Foundation, The Providence Journal Charitable Legacy Fund, The Boston Globe, WBUR and Boston University.