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Aaron Swartz Memorial in NYC, Saturday January 19, 4pm, Cooper Union

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, January 18 2013

Saturday at the Great Hall of Cooper Union, in the heart of New York City's Greenwich Village, friends of internet freedom and open democracy activist Aaron Swartz will gather for a two-hour memorial service. The event is open to the public and will be livestreamed online.

The speakers will include Taren Stinebrickner-Kauffman, Aaron's partner, as well as Glenn Otis Brown, Tom Chiarella, Holden Karnofsky, Damien Kulash, David Isenberg, Quinn Norton, Doc Searls, David Segal, Roy Singham, Edward Tufte, Ben Wikler, and others.

If you are planning to attend, tickets are not required, but the organizers have asked people to RSVP at aaronswnyc.eventbrite.com.

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