George Takei will speak at the University of Colorado on Oct. 26 in an event organized by the Distinguished Speakers Board. Takei’s talk will be in Macky Auditorium at 7:30 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. After the lecture portion of the event, there will be a Q&A with Takei.
Tickets go on sale on Oct. 10 and are $2 for students and $10 for faculty and staff. They can be purchased with cash only on the first floor of the UMC every weekday from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. A Buff OneCard is required to purchase student tickets. Community tickets will be available online for $25.
Takei rose to fame by playing Hikaru Sulu, the helmsman of the U.S.S. Enterprise, on the original series of Star Trek. In more recent years, he starred in a Broadway musical about a World War II-era Japanese-American family sent to live in an internment camp, and has been a vocal advocate for LGBT rights and human rights. He has a large social media presence that he uses to promote these causes.
Contact CU Independent News Staff Writer Carina Julig at Carina.Julig@colorado.edu.