Lucy Parsons Labs, a local organization in the Electronic Frontier Alliance (not EFF), will host this event:
The Freedom of Information Act & Liberating Data from the Government
From the Organizers:
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is meant to be a way to provide public access to government documents and records, but there are many caveats. Learn about why you should file FOIA requests, how to conduct preliminary research, how to file your first FOIA, how to craft better FOIA requests, some common reasons for denial, pitfalls, how to appeal, and ways to push back to reassert our right to government records and documents.
This event takes place in person. Masks are strongly encouraged in all Chicago Public Library locations.
Tuesday, November 1
4:00pm - 6:00pm CT
Harold Washington Library Center
Maker Lab, 3rd floor
This event is organized not by EFF, but by Lucy Parsons Labs—a grassroots group participating in the Electronic Frontier Alliance. The EFA is a network of grassroots organizations across the country committed to promoting digital rights. Together, we're building a movement to promote freedom of expression, privacy, security, creativity, and access to knowledge.