Open Access Movie Night

Monday, October 22, 2018
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM (ET)
Kimball Hall Seelos Theater
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Lisa Villa
Dinand Library

Join the Holy Cross Libraries and the Department of Computer Science for a screening of the documentary "The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz" as part of International Open Access Week. 

This film tells the story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz. Swartz helped develop the basic internet protocol RSS and co-founded Reddit. But his work in social justice and political organizing, and his aggressive approach to information access,ensnared him in a 2-year legal battle with the Federal government. It was a battle that ended with the taking of his own life at the age of 26. Aaron's story touched a nerve with people far beyond the online communities in which he was a celebrity. Learn more about the film here:

The event will take place in Seelos Theatre. Doors open at 6:30 pm, and light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public. For any questions, contact Outreach Librarian Laura Wilson at 508-793-3886, or OR Digital Scholarship Librarian Lisa Villa at 508-793-2767, or

Open to the Public

Categories: Holy Cross Libraries, Featured Student, Featured Employee

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