Free Speech in an Information-Overloaded World

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August 12, 2017, 1:30 PM CT

Presented by James Walther

Being informed requires information. Yet in today's 24-hour news cycle, Wikipedia, and social media, do we have the right information to be informed citizens? Understanding government policies regarding public access to data collected is key. This presentation provides an overview of information policy access and changes. It raises critical questions and gets people thinking: What do we know about how people use information? Do they have the right information, and enough of it, to make informed choices in their lives? How much more access to information do we still need? With the federal government as both a collector and publisher of massive amounts of information, does the U.S. population take advantage of this content? One example of real-world opportunities in Kansas is the expansion of e-government resources, community partnerships, and more strategic use of public libraries throughout the state and nation.

Larksfield Place
7373 E. 29th St. N
Wichita, KS 67226
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Sponsored by: Kansas Authors Club, District 5

For more information about this event, please contact:
Gretchen Cassel Eick
(316) 295-5528