This month's Know Your Hubber features Jennifer Lentfer, the Director of Communications at Thousand Currents. Thousand Currents recently went through a large rebrand led by Jennifer, so you might know their work as IDEX (International Development Exchange). Not only that, but Jennifer has been busy wrapping up her recently released book called Smart Risks, which is a collection of essays focused on responsive grantmaking in the Global South. Better yet, you can come hear all about the book at a book launch and celebration Open Gov Hub is hosting on June 22nd. Details and RSVP info can be found here.
May was a flurry of activity at the Hub, with events on citizen power, mapping technology, and the Muslim experience in America. Check out below for what you may have missed with three takeaways from each of our events!
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Given the recent People’s Climate Movement and steps from the administration to roll back action on climate change there is clearly deep concern for the future of our planet.
But programs to prevent climate change are not all that’s at risk. Open access to basic environmental and climate data is now in jeopardy. Previously published, government-generated data on the environment and other public issues may be vulnerable to a politicized backlash against evidence-based policies.
Before considering the implications of disappearing public information, what exactly is open data and why does it matter?