[UPDATE: Our event will be in the Lower Lounge of the William Pitt Union, off of the Main Floor lobby. If you enter from the 5th Avenue side of the William Pitt Union, walk in towards the center of the building and you will find the Lower Lounge atrium is to your left.]
This is a reminder that you're invited to join us for a special event Saturday afternoon.
If you're coming, please note the traffic advisory at the bottom of this post.
We think you'll find the event interesting, whether you work in the news media or you're someone who wants to learn more about your rights as a Pennsylvania citizen to access public records.
It's a Forum on Open Government & Pennsylvania Open Records Law Workshop on September 15, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the William Pitt Student Union on Pitt's Oakland campus. The event is co-sponsored by the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Pennsylvania Freedom of Information Coalition.
The event is free and you don't have to pre-register, but please RSVP if you can.
You can learn more about it by checking out Pittsburgh SPJ's website, and using the "click here for details" link in the top banner. If there are updates to the program, we'll provide them there. The Pennsylvania Freedom of Information Coalition's (PaFOIC) website is a great place for exploring the subject.
Please note the likelihood of traffic delays due to work on the Parkway East.
I'm providing links below to a newspaper article on the subject.
Parkway East will be down to 1 lane each way - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
The following detour suggestion is from a PennDOT website:
Ramp Closures at Bates Street
• I-376 WestBound Off Ramp to SR 885 North (3B)
- Take Exit 1C (Grant St)
- Make right onto Blvd of Allies (SR 885 North)
- Can access both SR 885 and Second Ave.
• I-376 EastBound On Ramp to SR 885
- Take Second Ave. west to the Blvd. of the Allies
- Access I-376 EB from Blvd. of the Allies