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Evening from the Archives: Pride Month Special with George Takei

In honor of Pride Month, we’re diving into our program archives throughout the month of June to highlight some of our staff favorites from the last few years. From Sally Ride, the first American woman to travel to space and a tireless advocate for women's involvement in STEM education, to Alicia Garza, the co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement, we’ve been honored to have LGBTQ leaders and trailblazers join us onstage over the years.

In late 2019, iconic actor and activist George Takei joined us live onstage in San Francisco to discuss his newly-published book, They Called Us Enemy. Takei is known around the world for his founding role in the acclaimed television series “Star Trek,” in which he played Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the Starship Enterprise, but his story goes where few stories have gone before. From a childhood spent with his family wrongfully imprisoned in Japanese American internment camps during World War II to becoming one of the country's leading figures in the fight for social justice, LGBTQ rights and marriage equality, Takei's impact has made him a pop culture icon.

Join us for an Evening from the Archives special, and join the live chat to talk about the program and the club with other members and supporters.

June 14, 2021

United States

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George Takei
Actor; Activist; Author, They Called Us Enemy
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Mina Kim
Co-host, KQED "Forum"—Moderator

6–7 p.m. (Pacific Time) program