Resilience

Resilience: An Interview with George Takei Pt. 2

Resilience: An Interview with George Takei Pt. 2

Sharon continues her conversation with actor George Takei about his childhood experiences with forced removal and incarcerated camp life in the second part of this two-part interview. Can you imagine being forced to build your own jail house? Or seeing rows of barbed wired at the tops of fences surrounding the camp, and your fellow Americans living in fear of being gunned down if they dare attempt to escape? Listen in as they discuss what it means to live in a fragile democracy, and to have a government of the people, by the people, and for the people.

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  • Host: Sharon McMahon
  • Executive Producer: Heather Jackson
  • Audio Producer: Jenny Snyder
  • Writers and Researchers: Sharon McMahon, Heather Jackson

Guest

Guest

George Takei

George Takei is known around the world for his role in the acclaimed original TV series Star Trek, in which he played Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the starship Enterprise. But Takei's story, which includes an acting career that spans six decades, goes where few 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 remains a powerful voice on issues ranging from politics to pop culture.