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Guerrilla Archiving: Saving Environmental Data from Trump

Submitted on Thursday, December 15, 2016


(December 16, 2016, Toronto, ON) — The Toronto Technoscience Research Unit at the University of Toronto is doing its part to stop crucial scientific and environmental information from possibly disappearing with the change of U.S. administration.

Tomorrow they are hosting a “guerrilla archiving event” to preserve at-risk climate and environmental data before president-elect Donald Trump takes office.

**Please note that because of the time constraints the organizers are not available for 1:1 interviews during the event. Their focus will be on the work at hand and leading the archiving sessions. Instead organizers will hold a media availability at 11 a.m. Immediately following this, there will be time for media to film b-roll and speak to participants.

WHO: Media scrum with event organizers at 11 am

Prof. Michelle Murphy, director of U of T’s Technoscience Research Unit, Professor in the Department of History and Women & Gender Studies Institute

Prof. Patrick Keilty, member of the Technoscience Research Unit and Professor in the Faculty of Information

Prof. Matt Price, member of the Technoscience Research Unit and Lecturer in the Department of History and in the Faculty of Information

Interview opportunity with Sam-chin Li, government information librarian at U of T
Interview opportunity with students and volunteers

WHAT: Full day of guerrilla archiving activities in preparation for the Trump presidency
WHEN: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Saturday December 17, 2016 – archiving activities 11:00 a.m. – Press Scrum and Interview Opportunity
WHERE: Bissell Building, 4th Floor, 140 St. George St., Faculty of Information, University of Toronto
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