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George Takei: From Barbed Wire to Broadway

oin actor and social justice activist George Takei at the Japan Society for a conversation about his personal story and his new Broadway musical, Allegiance. Best known for his portrayal of Mr. Sulu on Star Trek, and more recently for his role as a social media mega-star, Takei spent a large part of his childhood behind the barbed-wire enclosures of US internment camps. His desire to shed light on this troubling chapter of American history, in which some 120,000 Japanese Americans were forcibly relocated from their homes to internment camps during World World II, inspired him to develop Allegiance.

The event is moderated by Kermit Roosevelt, who wrote a historical novel on the same topic. Roosevelt is a professor of constitutional law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the great-great-grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt.

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