By Lisa Rein
Remembering Aaron – A thoughtful “Q & A Event”
Come to the Raw Thought Q & A event – with vegan pizza and discussion – on Friday, January 11th, at the DNA Lounge from 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm (before the music starts at our monthly RAW THOUGHT event, at 10pm- TICKETS HERE).
Many of the volunteers and attendees at last year’s Aaron Swartz Day event asked us to provide a smaller get together for discussion. This is us trying to do that :-)
We will be discussing and learning about Aaron’s life & history, including some Q & A time that I’ve been promising for a while.
We will also discuss some of the new things we have learned over the past year about the bizarre situation around Aaron’s court case.
Vegan pizza will be served! (It’s really yummy! :-) (Gluten-free crust available upon request – email firstname.lastname@example.org)
Besides myself, Ryan Shapiro, who headed up the recent FOIA case where he discovered Aaron was on the FBI’s radar as early back as 2007, will be there in person to tell us about his FOIA lawsuit – where he was able to obtain parts of Aaron’s FBI file that were previously unavailable.
Ryan’s lawsuit, and the documents it obtained, helped us to understand that Aaron had been erroneously swept up in a 2007 terrorist investigation. This most likely caused the FBI to treat him with rougher hands during its subsequent encounters with him afterwards. Here’s the article explaining more: https://gizmodo.com/fbi-secretly-collected-data-on-aaron-swartz-earlier-tha-1831076900
Email me at AaronSwartzDay@gmail.com to RSVP & get on the guest list. If you wish to purchase a $10 ticket, great! – you can do so here.
Raw Thought, of course, was the name of Aaron’s prolific blog, which you can read more of here: http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/archive
We will move forward together and make the world better!
No one can stop us <3