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George Takei book signing event for They Called Us Enemy

George Takei

Visit The Children’s Museum’s Facebook page Aug. 25 to see a live stream of George Takei’s opening remarks and the Q & A session!

Aug. 25, 1–3 p.m.
Lilly Theater

Tickets are free with museum admission. Reserve your spot below.

George Takei is known throughout the world as Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the starship Enterprise in the original Star Trek television series. We also know him as the voice in The Future is Here—How Sci-fi Becomes Reality, a multimedia experience filmed exclusively for The Children’s Museum. But his story goes where few stories have gone before.

George Takei will be at The Children’s Museum Aug. 25 to share his new book, They Called Us Enemy, a graphic novel memoir revisiting his haunting childhood in American internment camps as one of 120,000 Japanese Americans imprisoned by the U.S. government during World War II. Takei has dedicated his life to fighting for social justice and protecting future generations by sharing stories of his own family’s internment.


1-1:15 p.m.         
Opening remarks from Mr. Takei

1:15-1:30 p.m.     
Q & A with the audience

1:30-3 p.m.         
Book signing
(Autographs are reserved for the They Called Us Enemy book only. No other merchandise will be signed. Limit 3 books per person.)

They Called Us Enemy
About the Book—They Called Us Enemy

Copies of They Called Us Enemy will be available for purchase onsite and in The Museum Store.

In 1942, at the order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, every person of Japanese descent on the west coast was rounded up and shipped to one of ten “relocation centers,” hundreds or thousands of miles from home, where they would be held for years under armed guard.

They Called Us Enemy is Takei’s firsthand account of those years behind barbed wire, the joys and terrors of growing up under legalized racism, his mother’s hard choices, his father’s faith in democracy, and the way those experiences planted the seeds for his astonishing future.