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Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales to Discuss Civil Online Discourse at Georgetown

June 9, 2011

WHO: Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia
Andrea Weckerle, founder of CiviliNation
WHAT: Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, and Andrea Weckerle, founder of CiviliNation, a nonprofit devoted to fostering an online culture that promotes cybercivility and minimizes online hostility, harassment and attacks across online platforms, will speak about the need for civil digital discourse.

Wales, who is a board member of CiviliNation, and Weckerle will discuss the severity of online hostility, its emotional, physical and reputational effects on victims, and why a true expression of freedom of speech requires the creation of a healthy online environment.

WHEN: Monday, June 13 at 6:00pm
WHERE: Copley Formal Lounge
Georgetown University
37th & O Street, NW
Washington, DC 20057
SPONSORS: School of Continuing Studies
COVERAGE: Media interested in attending must RSVP to Maggie Moore at 202-687-4328 or mem95@georgetown.edu. Press will need to present valid credentials on campus.
CONTACT:
Maggie Moore
202-687-4328
mem95@georgetown.edu

 

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