Kirsten Brydum, 25, created the Really Really Free Market in San Francisco in 2005. On Sept. 26, 2008, Brydum was killed in New Orleans. She was traveling around the United States and working on a new project, the Collective Autonomy Network.

On Oct. 25, 2008, friends organized the first Really Really Free Market since her murder. Her father, Steen Brydum, joined his daughter’s friends in Dolores Park. In Chicago, the news of Kirsten’s passing inspired people to create their own version of the market this weekend with memorials for the late activist.

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The blog Ryan is Hungry interviewed Brydum in 2007. Click here to see the video interview.