Office of Government Information Services (OGIS)

Sunshine Week 2022

Celebrate Sunshine Week with the National Archives!

National Archives and Records Administration
Sunshine Week Program (Virtual Event)
Monday, March 14
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (ET)

We are pleased to announce that Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero will join Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden in conversation as the National Archives celebrates Sunshine Week, an annual initiative to promote open government, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday, March 14.  

Philanthropist and National Archives supporter David M. Rubenstein will lead the conversation, which will be live-streamed on the National Archives YouTube Channel. Mr. Ferriero and Dr. Hayden discussed accessing our nation’s treasures during the 2017 celebration of Sunshine Week at the National Archives. So much has changed in the five years since—a global pandemic, civil unrest, and renewed societal interest in issues surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

We have invited U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy to deliver recorded remarks. Sen. Leahy’s mark on the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) dates back to the 1974 amendments to the law, which provides a right of access to federal agency records. He has been involved in every FOIA amendment since. 

Several short videos on the meaning of open government and transparency also will be featured.

If you have suggested questions for Mr. Rubenstein to consider asking Mr. Ferriero and Dr. Hayden, please tweet them to us at @FOIA_ombuds using the hashtag #SunshineWeek. 

This will be Mr. Ferriero’s last Sunshine Week as Archivist of the United States as he is retiring in mid-April after 12 years at the helm of the National Archives. We hope you’ll join us!