Friday, January 28, 2011

Evening with George Takei

It is $100 but for those that can find a way to spend it - it ought to be well worth it. First, the expenditure benefits the Oregon Nikkei Endowment. Second, it should give an interesting insight on the Japanese American gay experience via Mr. Takei probable unique perspective. Lastly - it is George Takei. [See too Wikipedia].

The Oregon Nikkei Endowment is responsible for the Japanese American History Museum located in Old Town. Check the website for specifics. It is well worth the visit - it will not disappoint.

I found the flyer - courtesy of Old Town Chinatown Neighborhood Association and Oregon Nikkei Endowment - a little confusing. Thus the following from Oregon Nikkei Endowment.

Evening with George Takei - Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 5 - 7 p.m. Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront. $100.00. RSVP by February 9 at 5 p.m.

"Join the Oregon Nikkei Endowment for a light supper and a talk with George Takei on February 19 in Portland. This event will feature musical entertainment and a chance to meet the actor best known for his role as Mr. Sulu in the Star Trek series and films and as a Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/ Transgender (LGBT) community activist."

Day of Remembrance with special guest George Takei - Sunday, February 20 at 1 - 3 p.m. Portland State University. Free and open to the public.

"Following Mr. Takei's address there will be a panel discussion with community members."