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KPBS One Book, One San Diego Kickoff With George Takei


  • WHEN Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 7 p.m.
  • WHERE Virtual
  • AGES All ages
  • COST Free


KPBS presents a special VIRTUAL event with activist and actor George Takei, author of "They Called Us Enemy," the 2020 One Book, One San Diego selection.

"They Called Us Enemy” is a graphic memoir, co-written with Justin Eisinger and Steven Scott and illustrated by artist Harmony Becker, recounting 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.

"They Called Us Enemy" may be purchased online from The Library Shop. Proceeds support the entire San Diego Public Library System.

THIS IS A VIRTUAL EVENT, free to the public. Links will be provided in your confirmation email. No other registration is required. REGISTER NOW

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