Later this spring, George Takei will be receiving an award.
The award will be the Roger Baldwin Award, given out by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Massachusetts at its annual Bill of Rights
The Roger Baldwin Award, established in 1989, is named after the founder of the ACLU, and is given out each year to an individual or organization who “demonstrates exceptional commitment to advancing human rights.” The award is “presented in alternating years by Human Rights First (awarded to international human rights advocates) and the ACLU (awarded to advocates in the United States).
This year’s Bill of Rights dinner will be held at the Westin Copley Place Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts on Thursday, May 21, at 6:30 PM. A reception at 5:30 P.M. will be held prior to the dinner.
For those in the area wishing to see To Be Takei, a free screening of the Takei documentary by the Massachusetts ACLU will take place April 2 at 6 PM at the Cambridge Public Library in Cambridge, Massachusetts.