One Book, One San Diego Virtual Kick-Off with George Takei

Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Time: 7:00 to 8:00 pm

Location: Online Webinar

Cost: FREE

Register: Here

We are so excited to be a part of this year’s One Book, One San Diego program. This year’s selection for the Adult, Young Adult, and Spanish-reader categories is “They Called Us Enemy,” the graphic memoir of George Takei.

Takei, best known for playing Lt. Hikaru Sulu on the television show “Star Trek,” has had a rich acting career that spans 45 years. In addition to acting, he is a social justice activist and developer and star of the award-winning Broadway musical “Allegiance,” which debuted at the Old Globe Theater in San Diego in 2012.

“They Call Us Enemy” was co-written with Justin Eisinger and Steven Scott and illustrated by artist Harmony Becker and recounts Takei’s haunting childhood in American concentration camps as one of 120,000 Japanese Americans imprisoned by the U.S. government during World War II. The book asks the questions “What does it mean to be American? Who gets to decide? When the world is against you, what can one person do?”

The program will also feature a performance by Genbu Daiko from our partners at the Japanese Friendship Garden Society of San Diego and an interview with Mr. George Takei and KPBS Arts and Culture reporter, Beth Accomando. THIS IS A VIRTUAL EVENT, free to the public. So, REGISTER NOW! Links will be provided in your confirmation email. No other registration is required.

This event is just one of many One Book, One San Diego programs. For more information about the programs, visit the One Book, One San Diego website for more information. One Book, One San Diego is our region’s premier literary program, presented in partnership between KPBS and over 80 public libraries, service organizations and educational institutions. Now in its 14th year, the purpose is to bring our community closer together through the shared experience of reading and discussing the same book. We will be receiving copies of “They Call Us Enemy,” in English and Spanish, and once we add them to the catalog, they will be available for check-out, so… stay tuned.