Themester

TALK: George Takei

Actor, director, writer and activist George Takei will talk about issues of diversity, difference, and otherness. Takei spent four years of his childhood imprisoned in a U.S. internment camp for Japanese-Americans during World War II, starred in the groundbreaking role of Mr. Sulu in the original Star Trek series, and at age 68, jumped out of the closet in 2005. Through a vibrant social media presence, essays in the New York Times and Washington Post, and television interviews highlighting homophobia, Takei has emerged as a leading civil rights champion. His latest project, the Broadway play Allegiance, focuses on World War II Japanese-American internment and its long-term ramifications for one family, George Takei’s appearance is organized by Themester 2017 Diversity • Difference • Otherness and Union Board. It is co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, Union Board, the Media School, the Arts & Humanities Council, and the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs. Tickets go on sale August 22 for to IU Bloomington students, faculty, and staff and to the general public on August 29.

Start
Tuesday September 19, 2017 07:00 PM
End
Tuesday September 19, 2017 08:00 PM
Location
IU Auditorium
Contact
Tracy Bee, Director of Academic Initiatives, College of Arts and Sciences
Website
http://www.iuauditorium.com/events/detail/george-takei
Contact Email
themes@indiana.edu
Cost
Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for IU faculty/staff, and $15 for the general public.
Other Info
This event is part of Themester 2017 Diversity Difference Otherness.
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