Cool! Is there a Wikipedia meetup page yet? Maybe we can develop a list of
related articles to work on!

Hope that lots of folks can come,
-- Phoebe

On Tue, Mar 11, 2014 at 1:16 PM, Stephen LaPorte
<stephen.lapo...@gmail.com>wrote:

> Hello all,
>
> This Saturday, March 15, is a #FreeBassel day event in San Francisco. Some
> people from Creative Commons and the open community will join, and I hope
> to encourage a few Wikipedia edits. If you are interested in joining, it
> would be great to see some Wikipedians at the event. No editing experience
> is required: bring a laptop if you feel like editing, and feel free to
> bring a friend or attend if you just want to learn about Bassel.
>
> If you don't know Bassel Khartabil (known online as Bassel Safadi): he is
> an open web developer and dedicated Internet volunteer who has been
> imprisoned (without charge) in Syria since March 2012. He was Creative
> Commons lead in Syria and started the first hackerspace (Aiki Lab,
> Damascus) in the Arabic-speaking world, in addition to numerous other open
> source and free culture projects (including Wikipedia). This Saturday 15
> March marks the second anniversary of his arrest, as well as the third
> anniversary of the Syrian uprising. In support of Bassel and in efforts to
> raise the profile of his case, #FreeBassel day events are being held around
> the world to mark this date.
>
> Read more about the event here:
> http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/42267
>
>
> == Details ==
> * Date: Saturday, March 15
> * Time: 12-4 pm
> * Location: Wikimedia Foundation offices (149 New Montgomery Street, 3rd
> Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105), near Montgomery Bart
> * Event: An edit-a-thon, pot luck, and more! Learn how to contribute to
> Wikipedia and collaborate with others to show your support for Bassel.
> * Hashtag: #freebassel
>
> Please email me if you have any questions or want to let me know that you
> will come.
>
> Best,
> Stephen
>
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