Government Transparency and Personal Privacy in the Digital Age

GW English PhD (’08) Myra Remigio-Leonard is among the DC librarians working to organize a series of events in January titled “Orwellian America.”

“Orwellian America is a series of programs focused on government transparency and personal privacy in the digital age during the last two weeks of January.  Events include a screening of “The Internet’s Own Boy” at the Black Cat, a marathon reading of Orwell’s “Nineteen Eighty-four” at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, an interview with FRONTLINE producer Mike Wiser, and a spirited conversation between the Newseum and the Spy Museum called “Personal Privacy or National Security”.  Our partner organizations will lead workshops on election transparency, accessing government information, and the Tor browser.  The series was funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.  More information can be found at, and look for us on Twitter at #dcpl1984.”

GW English PhD Myra Remigio-Leonard
at the MLK Memorial Library 

Since finishing her Ph.D. in 2008, focused on children’s literature and postcolonial studies, Myra finished a Master’s of Library Science program and now works as a librarian in the Information Services division at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library in downtown DC.

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