Friday, April 04, 2008

Berkman@10 - Lawrence Lessig

From the Berkman website:

-5:00 PM ET
Ames Courtroom, located on the second floor of Austin Hall. Harvard Law School Campus (A map is below)
-This event is free and open to the public - RSVP is not required

-This event will be webcast live, and available via this link on Friday, April 4th at 5 PM ET.

10 years into the Berkman Center and 5 years into Creative Commons, former Berkman Center Faculty Director and current crusader against congressional corruption Lawrence Lessig is coming back to Cambridge.

Celebrate Professor Lessig's return to the Harvard campus on Friday April 4th, where he will speak about his new effort: Building the Change Congress Movement. This talk is co-sponsored by Harvard College Free Culture.

From the Change Congress site:

Change Congress is a movement to build support for basic reform in how our government functions. Using technological and internet tools, both candidates and citizens can pledge their support for basic changes to reduce the distorting influence of money in Washington. The Change Congress community will link candidates committed to a reform with volunteers and contributors who support it.

Change Congress organizes citizens to push candidates to make four simple commitments:

1. No money from lobbyists or PACs
2. Vote to end earmarks
3. Support publicly-financed campaigns
4. Support reform to increase Congressional transparency.

reception in the rotunda of Austin West will follow the talk.