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Thursday, March 24, 2011

3/26: Open Government Training Available to All at UNM School of Law

From NM FOG:
Information is power. Get yours! Are you passionate about a political, social or economic issue? Are you a neighborhood organizer, non-profit volunteer, or maybe just a taxpayer who's 'mad as hell'? Whatever your cause, this one-day workshop will deliver the tools YOU need to become an informed and active participant in state and local policy-making.

The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government, New Mexico Press Association and New Mexico Broadcasters Association will host the inaugural Open Government Academy in Room 2401 at the UNM Law School from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM on Saturday, March 26. Click for a schedule and more information. You can register here.

A $25 registration fee includes lunch. (A limited number of scholarships are still available. To apply for one, send a paragraph describing your reasons for wanting to attend, to: info@nmfog.org.)

Topics will include:

  • Using sunshine laws to access public records and meetings
  • Citizen lobbying at the state and local level
  • Using government libraries
  • The future of open government: datasets
  • Citizen journalism
  • From the inside: how government can maximize public participation

March 24, 2011 at 01:00 PM in Events, Government, Journalism, Transparency | Permalink