Upstander Speaker Series to Feature Actor George Takei Talking About Rights Issues

George Takei is worried. The actor best known for his role his role as Hikaru Sulu in Star Trek has been a strong supporter of human rights. He doesn't want what once happened to his family — they were held in U.S. internment camps during World War II — to happen to others.He's concerned that Muslims may be in danger of meeting a similar fate. In a column he wrote shortly after the presidential election, Takei said that "national security must never again be permitted to justify wholesale denial of constitutional rights and protections."Takei comes to Dallas on Thursday to share his views as part of the Upstander Speaker Series sponsored by the Dallas Holocaust Museum in partnership with the Embrey Human Rights Program at Southern Methodist University. Although the program is sold out, The Dallas Morning News plans to offer coverage through Facebook Live.The Upstander Speaker Series was created to showcase "upstanders" — people who stand up and take action in defense of others and inspire others to do the same. To learn more, visit PatelEboo Patel believes that religion should unite, not divide. The founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core, Patel has worked with governments, social service groups, and colleges and universities to promote interfaith cooperation.  Continue reading...

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