The goal of Sunshine Week — March 14-20 this year with related events occurring throughout the month — 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.
If you are looking for an expert speaker to discuss government transparency or a source for news commentary, please contact NEFAC Executive Director Justin Silverman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEFAC provides educators throughout the region with expert speakers for in-person and virtual classes. The coalition works with teachers of all levels — grade school through college graduate programs — to develop presentations addressing civics, journalism, freedom of information laws and other aspects of democracy and the First Amendment. NEFAC Executive Director Justin Silverman, for example, met with Emerson College journalism students to discuss Sunshine Week and the need for government transparency.
Keeping the Light On in New Hampshire: Holding Government Accountable
March 15 | 6:30 p.m. | Online | Free | More Information
GILLES BISSONNETTE | Legal Director for the ACLU of New Hampshire
THE HON. N. WILLIAM DELKER | New Hampshire Superior Court Justice
CASEY MCDERMOTT (moderator) | Reporter at New Hampshire Public Radio
EMILY GRAY RICE | City Solicitor for the City of Manchester, New Hampshire
GREGORY V. SULLIVAN | First Amendment Attorney at Malloy & Sullivan
Local Journalism and Transparency in Massachusetts
March 19 | 5:30 p.m. | Online | Free | More Information
PETER CARUSO | NEFAC, Caruso & Caruso LLP
KAY LAZAR | The Boston Globe
MORGAN C. MULLINGS | Report for America Corps, Bay State Banner
CHARLES SENNOTT | The GroundTruth Project