We welcome students, educators, and lifelong-learners to join us for an online author event and virtual conversation with actor, author, and civil rights activist George Takei. In his acclaimed graphic memoir They Called Us Enemy, Takei shares the story of his family's forced incarceration as Japanese Americans during WWII, the terrors and small joys of childhood in the shadow of legalized racism, and the way those experiences planted the seeds for his astonishing future as an upstander.
This culminating event in our 2023-2024 All Community Read will be broadcast live online as a classroom-friendly YouTube event, and will feature a special Q&A with questions from Facing History students.
This event will not be recorded, so be sure to register now and join us live!
How to Watch
This event will be streamed on YouTube Live. If your school blocks or restricts the use of YouTube, please connect with your school's IT administrator to gain access to this event.
All of Facing History's YouTube streams are in the category "Non-Profits and Activism" and our entire YouTube Channel is set to "Made for Kids". "Made for Kids" disables commenting and live chat. School districts typically allow the "Non-Profits and Activism" category. Therefore, our live and recorded streams should not be blocked in Restricted Mode. Please confirm with your school's IT department.
Due to our security policies around youth, students cannot register individually for this event but are encouraged to find an adult who can assist them with gaining access.