Freedom of Information! FOIA as a Grassroots Advocacy Tool


Add to My Calendar Thursday, July 11, 2019 9:00am


Pennsylvania Convention Center
Room 102B
1101 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Join Center for Constitutional Rights Senior Legal Worker, Ian Head, and Detention Watch Network Policy Director, Mary Small, at Netroots Nation 2019 Conference for a training on: Freedom of Information! FOIA as a Grassroots Advocacy Tool. 

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) has long been a tool for activists to gain access to government records, but getting the information is only the first step. The Center for Constitutional Rights has used FOIA requests and litigation as a tool to support movement and community partners in their advocacy and organizing. Together with one of our partners, Detention Watch Network (DWN), we will go through the basic steps for filing and litigating a FOIA request, and show you how information obtained through FOIA can shape creative and powerful public education and advocacy campaigns.

This training is open to anyone working on social justice issues—especially those working on immigrant rights, prison and detention issues. No experience working with FOIA is needed.

For more infromation about Netroots Nation 2019, this panel and the panelists, visit the conference page.

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June 11, 2019