Virtual Author Event with George Takei: "They Called Us Enemy"
Program Type:Author Event
Update: While the library will be closed on Tues. 2/13 due to weather, this virtual event will still be accessible.
Join the Facing History & Facing Ourselves organization from the comfort of your home for an online author event with George Takei, who will discuss his book, They Called Us Enemy.
In his acclaimed graphic memoir They Called Us Enemy, Takei shares the story of his family's forced incarceration as Japanese Americans during WWII, the terrors and small joys of childhood in the shadow of legalized racism, and the way those experiences planted the seeds for his astonishing future as an upstander.
This event will be streamed on YouTube Live. Commenting and live chat will be disabled. This event will not be recorded.
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About the author:
"George Takei is a civil rights activist, social media superstar, Grammy-nominated recording artist, New York Times bestselling author, and pioneering actor whose career has spanned six decades. He has appeared in more than 40 feature films and hundreds of television roles, most famously as Hikaru Sulu in Star Trek, and he has used his success as a platform to fight for social justice, LGBTQ+ rights, and marriage equality. His advocacy is personal: during World War II, Takei spent his childhood unjustly imprisoned in United States incarceration camps along with 125,000 other Japanese Americans.
He now serves as chair emeritus and a member of the Japanese American National Museum’s Board of Trustees. Takei served on the board of the Japan-United States Friendship Commission under President Bill Clinton, and, in 2004, was conferred with the Gold Rays with Rosette of the Order of the Rising Sun by the Emperor of Japan for his contribution to US-Japan relations."—facinghistory.org