June 15 2024

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Takei To Receive Award Next February

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The original series’ George Takei will receive an award on February 18, 2020 from the International Festival of Arts and Ideas.

The award is the “10th Annual Visual Leadership Award,” presented to “a leader whose trailblazing work is impacting the world.”

Taking place at the Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale, the annual award luncheon “draws more than four hundred attendees from across the region and raises money for the Festival‘s diverse roster of programming presented in June each year. Proceeds from the Award Luncheon support work that represents the values and passion of Jean Handley, including world and U.S. premieres and community-centered performances.”

“We are honored to present our 2020 Visionary Leadership Award to George Takei,” said Festival Co-Directors Liz Fisher and Tom Griggs. “With a career well into its sixth decade, he shows no sign of slowing down. His remarkable and varied contributions to our American popular culture are surpassed only by his passionate advocacy to improve the lives of his fellow citizens.”

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