At college tea, Takei urges social justice and civic engagement

George Takei speaks during a tea at Pauli Murray College
George Takei speaks during a tea at Pauli Murray College. (Photo credit: Dan Renzetti)

I appeal to all of you, you all have an important role to play. We all need to be actively engaged.”

Actor and activist George Takei — best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu on “Star Trek” — accepted an award Feb. 19 for his social justice work at the 10th Annual Visionary Leadership Award Luncheon. Afterward, he spoke at a Pauli Murray College tea about his experience in a World War II U.S. internment camp for Japanese Americans.

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