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Aug. 21, 2017 10:44 am

Edward Snowden is coming to the Free Library of Philadelphia (virtually)

Head to the library on Sept. 11 to hear the former NSA contractor talk about the security state via video link.
Yep, that’s him.

Yep, that's him.

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The main branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia, will host a conversation between former National Security Administration contractor Edward Snowden and The Intercept cofounder and investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill on Monday, Sept. 11 at 7:30 p.m.

After being charged with espionage and granted asylum in Russia, Snowden currently lives in an undisclosed location. Snowden will appear via closed-circuit video link, but Scahill will be in the flesh.

The two will discuss the state of the surveillance state and what it means for whistleblowers in Trump’s America and beyond.

Tickets go on sale online Tuesday, Aug. 22 at 10 a.m. Auditorium tickets cost $35. The library expects the event to sell out. Additionally, you can watch a live broadcast of the event in a separate room at the Parkway Central branch for $15.

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