The goal is of the festival is to build greater awareness and understanding of the Michigan Freedom of Information Act and Michigan’s Open Meetings Act for the purpose of government transparency and greater access to public records furthering the ideals and values of a democratic society.
To encourage citizen advocacy for FOIA reforms in Michigan. To make FOIA reform a goal for all journalists – print, broadcast and digital. To strengthen reform advocacy with inclusion of educational, community, legal, business, civic leaders and organizations.
The event is free for SPJ members and college students and $15 for non-SPJ members. You must register on Eventbrite and then pay in person.