SaratogaREADS! Graphic Novel Discussion and TED Talk: They Called Us Enemy by George Takei
City of Saratoga Springs
This program is open to adults and teens, but families are encouraged to participate!
Please register online, in-person, or by calling 518-584-7860, ext. 268.
George Takei, best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu on Star Trek, has written a graphic novel memoir about his family’s experiences in a Japanese American internment camp following the attack on Pearl Harbor.
In, They Called Us Enemy, Takei details the explosion of anti-Japanese sentiment in the United States, and how the country was able to single out Japanese Americans and eventually imprison them. We will begin the discussion with a viewing of George Takei’s TED Talk titled, “Why I Love a Country That Once Betrayed Me,” which is featured in the book.