When: Tuesday, September 19 at 7:00 pm
Where: IU Auditorium
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 jumped out of the closet in 2005. Through a vibrant social media presence, essays in publications such as the New York Times, television interviews highlighting homophobia, and projects such the Broadway play Allegiance, about Japanese-American internment and its long-term ramifications for one family, Takei has emerged as a leading civil rights champion.
Cost: $5 for IU students, $10 for IU faculty/staff, $15 general admission. Tickets on sale at IU Auditorium Box Office, starting August 22 for students, faculty and staff, and August 29 for the general public.