Videos of Sunshine Week Events Available

Video of “The Story of the Keene State Five: A Fight for Public Access” is now available.

The City of Keene denied the Right-to-Know requests of five Keene State College journalism students made as part of a an annual classroom assignment. The students decided to fight back.
Their teacher, Dr.Marianne Salcetti, who represented them, and David K. Taylor, Vice President of Right to Know NH, who helped them, tell the story. The case took the team from the classroom, through the Cheshire County Superior Court, and to the New Hampshire Supreme Court.
Learn how they did it, and how you can use the Right to Know law in your own community. Moderated by Attorney Gregory V. Sullivan, the pro bono legal representative in the 2020 NH Supreme Court case.

Presented by The Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications and Right to Know NH.
Dr. Marianne Salcetti was honored with the 2020 Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications First Amendment Award for her leadership in this case.

Video of “Keeping the Light On: Holding Government Accountable” is now available.

The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution provides for the “right of the people to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”   But what does that mean and how does it work?   The New England First Amendment Coalition and the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications are celebrating Sunshine Week with an online expert panel discussion called Keeping the Light On: Holding Government Accountable. The webinar will examine the values of open and responsive government and how all citizens play a role. 

Speakers Include:
GILLES BISSONNETTE Legal Director for the ACLU of New Hampshire  
THE HON. N. WILLIAM DELKER New Hampshire Superior Court Justice  
CASEY MCDERMOTT (moderator) Reporter at New Hampshire Public Radio  
EMILY GRAY RICE City Solicitor for the City of Manchester, New Hampshire  
GREGORY V. SULLIVAN First Amendment Attorney at Malloy & Sullivan