The Cal Anderson Memorial Lecture Series presents
An Evening with George Takei
November 10, 2020
5:30 pm PT (Doors at 5:20 pm)
Moderated Conversation and Q&A
Advance registration is required for people other than current Evergreen students and employees.
Join acclaimed actor, activist, and social media mega-power George Takei and Library Dean Greg Mullins in a fireside chat reflecting on the past, present, and future of democracy through the lens of Takei’s own life experiences.
George Takei is an actor, social justice activist, and an influential voice with millions of followers across the world on social media. With a career spanning five decades, the openly gay Takei is a sci-fi icon known for his founding role in the television series Star Trek. At age four he and his family were incarcerated along with 120,00 other Japanese Americans and has since become a leading figure in the fight for LGBTQ rights and marriage equality. Through his journey across the politics and pop culture of the U.S., Takei’s witty and critical examinations of our times make him an unforgettable personality who dares to explore, create, disrupt, and inspire.
Cal Anderson was Washington state's first openly gay legislator, serving in the House of Representatives from 1987 to 1993 and in the Senate from 1994 to his death in 1995. The Cal Anderson Memorial Lecture Series is a forum to capture the spirit of reasoned discussion of public policies and ideas that marked Cal Anderson's career. During his time in the legislature, he led the on-going battle for equal civil rights protection for gay and lesbian citizens and introduced many bills related to AIDS programs. His wide-ranging commitment to public service included work for campaign finance and regulatory reform, motor-voter registration, veterans' issues, environmental protection, and open access to government. The Cal Anderson Memorial Lecture Series is funded by an endowment held by The Evergreen State College Foundation.