“Most Dangerous Man in America” at ALA Annual

Intellectual Freedom Issues, Midwinter Meeting/Annual Conference

Every day leading to the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, the OIF Blog will be featuring a special program, event, or opportunity awaiting attendees. Today we feature two related programs:

“The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers”

Saturday, June 25, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Morial Convention Center, Auditorium C

Daniel Ellsberg: War and Secrecy

Sunday, June 26, 8:00-9:15 a.m.

Morial Convention Center, Auditorium B

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ALA’s Social Responsibilities Round Table and Intellectual Freedom Committee will present “The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers,” the full-length 2010 Oscar-nominated documentary, on Saturday June 25th from 6:00-7:30pm in the Morial Convention Center, Auditorium C.  This is part of the inaugural Now Showing @ ALA Film Program. Admission is free to conference attendees.  A discussion of the film with Daniel Ellsberg will follow immediately in the Morial Convention Center, Auditorium A.

Then on Sunday, June 26th from 8:00-9:15am, Ellsberg will participate in the ALA Auditorium  Speaker Series in the Morial Convention Center Auditorium B to talk about his experiences, his thoughts on secrecy and government information, and his current efforts.

Ellsebrg’s appearance coincides with the 40th anniversary of the leaking of the Pentagon Papers to the New York Times, and comes on the heels of yesterday’s full declassification of the Pentagon Papers by the National Declassification Center.

The two programs present a unique opportunity to highlight the importance of open government information and intellectual freedom!