Freedom Of Information: Knowledge For Liberation

Saturday 4th November, 2023 @ 11:00 am 1:00 pm

This event is part of Healing Justice Ldn’s ‘Rehearsing Freedoms‘ festival.

In this workshop led by Medact’s Research Manager Hil Aked, participants will rehearse the liberatory potential – and limitations – of using freedom of information requests to empower ourselves with knowledge. Participants will discuss the politics of knowledge and power and information asymmetries between communities and the state. They will also learn practical skills for trying to start redressing that balance. There will be a skillshare element and an interactive element where these skills will be collectively applied to hypothetical case studies. Participants will leave with a greater confidence and capacity to challenge oppression in the form of state secrecy and opacity, part of paving the way for more openness, transparency and freedom.

If you require additional access measures to enable your participation, including BSL interpretation please email [email protected]. Inline with our commitment to disability justice, we will try to accommodate as much as possible.

ICF @ Block 336
336 Brixton Road
London SW9 7AA

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