Sunshine Week 2021

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


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.


Work Like There Are 625,000 Vermonters Looking Over Our Shoulders | Jim Condos, Vt. Secretary of State


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

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KAY LAZAR | The Boston Globe

MORGAN C. MULLINGS | Report for America Corps, Bay State Banner

CHARLES SENNOTT  | The GroundTruth Project