Although Washington, DC, is facing the latest round of winter weather, we at OGIS are excited to announce our Sunshine Week 2019 event.
Sunshine Week is an annual nationwide celebration of access to public information. Since the American Society of News Editors (ASNE) launched the initiative more than a decade ago, journalists, librarians, concerned citizens, civil society organizations, elected officials, and government employees alike have embraced the week as an opportunity to discuss the importance of open government. This Sunshine Week is especially exciting, since OGIS is also celebrating our 10th anniversary as the FOIA Ombudsman.
OGIS will kick off Sunshine Week 2019 on Monday, March 11th at the National Archives’ William G. McGowan Theater. We have planned an exciting program that begins with a conversation between Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero and Beryl A. Howell, Chief Judge of the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
The free event will be open to the public, both in person and via a live web stream. Those who wish to attend in person must register in advance. For those who cannot attend in person or virtually, we will post video after the event (you can find video of our 2018 event here).
Be sure to regularly check out this blog and follow us on Twitter (@FOIA_ombuds) for updates on this year’s Sunshine Week program and participants!