raising awareness of threats to publicly available data; exploring the power dynamics of data creation, sharing, and retention; and teaching ways to make endangered data more accessible and secure

Letter Writing Event - Write and Bite Back

Date & Local Time: 2017-04-18 12:00:00 PM
Location: Michigan State University | LEADR - 112 Old Horticulture
Website: http://digitalhumanities.msu.edu/event/write-and-bite-back/

Spend your lunch break advocating for better data collection policies and for better access to government data!

A few recent topics to discuss:

Environmental Protection Agency was allegedly ordered to remove climate change information from its website USDA removed animal welfare data from its website Senate and House of Representatives have both received proposed bills (S.103 and H.R.482) prohibiting funding from being used “to design, build, maintain, utilize, or provide access to a Federal database of geospatial information on community racial disparities or disparities in access to affordable housing.” Lack of mandatory reporting of hate crimes to the FBI Lack of a federal database of officer-involved shootings or citizens killed by police Drop by LEADR (112 Old Hort) on Tuesday, April 18 any time between 12:00p and 1:30p to take part.

We will provide lunch, space and materials to get in touch with your representatives in Congress, heads of federal departments, and local and state politicians to let them know that you value open government data!

Contact: Brandon Locke