Octopus Books Community Classroom: Contesting Total Institutions: How to use Access to Information / Freedom of Information for research, journalism, resistance

2018 26 Sep
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Octopus Books Community Classroom: Contesting Total Institutions: How to use Access to Information / Freedom of Information for research, journalism, resistance

Join the authors of Policing Indigenous Movements: Dissent and the Security State, Andrew Crosby and Jeff Monaghan, for a discussion of how to use Access to Information (ATI) or Freedom of Information (FOI) processes to research or investigate the practices of powerful (and often secretive) governmental institutions. Drawing from their experiences with agencies like Indian Affairs, CSIS, RCMP, Public Safety, as well as a variety of policing agencies, the workshop will introduce participants to the mechanics of ATI/FOI processes, advantages and disadvantages of using ATI/FOI, as well as workshopping some requests that might be of interest to participants.

7 PM
Wednesday, Sept. 26 2018
@ 25One Community
(251 Bank St. 2nd floor)

Registration: $10

Please register online or in person at the store (116 Third Ave.) by Sept 25.

Space is limited! 

For more info please call 613-233-2589 or e-mail events@octopusbooks.ca

All proceeds will go to Octopus Books to cover the costs of this event.

No one will be turned away! If you need support to attend this classroom please let us know, we are happy to accommodate you.

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/267083850779284/.

About the Authors

Andrew Crosby is a Coordinator with the Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG) at Carleton University. Jeffrey Monaghan is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Carleton University. His research examines practices of security governance, policing, and surveillance.


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