“One Web Day” At Washington Sq Park Monday, September 22nd

One Web Day will hold events at Washington Square Park Monday, September 22nd from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Events are being held in many cities across the U.S. and around the world.

According to Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist, “OneWebDay reminds us that the net really is a democratizing medium, that everyone gets a chance to participate. If you want, you can stick your neck out and speak truth to power.”

Events that day will feature: Moderator Sree Sreenivasan (Columbia Journalism & WNBC-TV), plus Tim Westergren (Pandora), Prof. Lawrence Lessig (Stanford), Craig Newmark (craigslist), Dharma Dailey (Ethos Group), City Councilwoman Hon. Gale A. Brewer, John Perry Barlow, Andrew Baron (Rocketboom), SJ Klein (OLPC), others.

It’s free! Location: “Teen Plaza” Southeast section of Washington Square Park (near Garibaldi Statue)

One Web Day says:

Who should attend: Anyone who likes the internet and its transformative effect on human lives

Purpose of this event: The theme this year: online participation in democracy. The internet is under pressure around the world – inadequate connectivity, censorship, and huge digital divides threaten its future. This rally is designed to raise awareness of these issues and to help us focus on how the internet has changed democratic involvement in America.

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To find out more, visit One Web Day. My opinion is that they need to consolidate the message a bit and get a pithier theme going – not to water it down but to make it clearer. It’s a great idea – promoting open source, making access for all, fighting corporate takeover and censorship, etc. etc. I’m sure they will have a big crowd!

p.s. While you’re marking your calendar, don’t forget the Walking Tour, A Guide to NYC’s Redesign of a Perfect Public Space, hosted by Washington Square Park Blog and Washington Square Community Improvement District this Saturday, September 20th, 1 p.m. at the Arch!

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