Sunshine Week is March 15-21
CPW members Donna Bryson and Ann Lockhart are planning an event during Sunshine Week, March 15 – 21, focusing on the Colorado court system. The program is still to be decided, but it’s likely to include a tour of the Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center, the glass-domed building near the Capitol that is home to the Colorado Supreme Court, the Colorado Court of Appeals and other judicial and legal agencies.
The Carr center also has a library, an extensive collection of art by Colorado artists and a museum exploring the legacy of Carr, Colorado’s 29th governor. Bryson and Lockhart also are working on putting together, in conjunction with the tour, a panel of journalists and other experts to discuss such issues as judges sealing entire cases from public view.
Journalism and public affairs organizations around the country will hold events about access to public information during Sunshine Week, which was started by the American Society of News Editors in 2005 “as a national initiative to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information.”
Sunshine Week takes it names from laws that promote community’s right to access public meetings, documents and information, a cause promoted by the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition and supported by CPW. Bryson is the CPW representative on the CFOIC.
In his support of governmental transparency and openness, the late Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, said, “Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants.”
More on CPW’s event, including the day and time, to come.
Ongoing CPW Events
The CPW Writers Group welcomes new members interested in stretching into creative writing, whether it’s fiction, nonfiction, poetry or scripts. We meet on the second Saturday of the month. For details, contact Ann Lockhart.
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