Takei to come to Butler

On Feb. 16, George Takei will be speaking at Butler University as part of its Celebration of Diversity Distinguished Lecture Series.

As noted these days for his Twitter base (more than 1.25 million followers) and Facebook likes (over 7.2 million) as he is for playing helmsman Sulu on "Star Trek" Takei served as spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign Coming Out Project. He was chairman of the Japanese American Citizens League and appointed by President Clinton to the Japan-U.S. Friendship Committee. Chairman emeritus of the Japanese American National Museum in L.A., he spent much of his childhood in an internment camp during WWII.

Admission is free but tickets are required. They'll be available at the Clowes Hall box office and through Ticketmaster on January 27 at 10:00 a.m.

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