George Takei coming to Chicago for ‘Then They Came for Me’
August 2nd, 2017
Actor and activist George Takei is coming to Chicago to share his family’s story of immigration.
The Sept. 7 event is in conjunction with Alphawood Gallery’s exhibition: “Then They Came for Me: Incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII and the Demise of Civil Liberties.”
Alphawood was founded by media entrepreneur and political donor Fred Eychaner.
More than $10 of each ticket purchased will be donated to the Japanese American Service Committee.
Takei is a former star of the “Star Trek” television series and he’s become a notable voice on social media for his progressive views on politics and society.
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