KPBS presents a special VIRTUAL event with activist and actor George Takei, author of They Called Us Enemy,?the 2020 One Book, One San Diego selection. They Called Us Enemy?is a graphic memoir, co-written with Justin Eisinger and Steven Scott and illustrated by artist Harmony Becker, recounting Takei’s haunting childhood in American concentration camps, as one of 120,000 Japanese Americans imprisoned by the U.S. government during World War II. The book asks the questions “What does it mean to be American? Who gets to decide? When the world is against you, what can one person do?”
The program will also feature a performance by Genbu Daiko from our partners at the Japanese Friendship Garden Society of San Diego and an interview with Mr. George Takei and KPBS Arts and Culture reporter, Beth Accomando. THIS IS A VIRTUAL EVENT, free to the public. Links will be provided in your confirmation email. No other registration is required.
Please join The San Diego Public Library and KPBS for a live virtual event with the author of our 2020 One Book for Teens, They Called Us Enemy. Actor and activist George Takei will be joining us for this special event, created just for students aged 15-20.
东方心经图Rise Up with George Takei: On Activism, Democracy, and Incarceration of Japanese Americans东方心经图
Actor, author, and activist George Takei has long talked about his experience with the forced Incarceration of Japanese Americans, and how that experience has shaped his definition of patriotism and democracy. With his latest release, “They Called Us Enemy,” he shines further light on his experience in a frank and accessible way for readers of all ages. In “Rise Up with George Takei,” we discuss his experiences and how he (and we) can use our voices to rise up against injustice and inequality.
东方心经图My SD Poster Contest东方心经图
Calling all artists! In honor of the One Book, One San Diego 2020 selection, we are calling on all artist, both novice and professional, to create a poster that best communicates and illustrates the neighborhood or community you live in. We want to highlight the diversity of San Diego by using art as a tool to express not only where we live, but also the hopes and concerns for a better future. Diversity, perspective, style, and voice are all touchstone prompts that we hope inspire you to create. All complete submissions will be entered for a chance to win a 1st place prize of $300 dollars, 2nd place prize of $125 dollars, and 3rd place prize of $75.00, graciously sponsored by the Friends of the San Diego Public Library.
东方心经图Launch September?1st, 2020 and runs through November 15th, 2020 by 6 p.m.?PST.东方心经图
东方心经图Who can participate?东方心经图
Our contest is open to all ages and to everyone within San Diego County.
东方心经图How do I submit an entry?东方心经图
Email a PDF of your artwork to [email protected]
with the subject line "My SD Poster"?by November 15th
, 2020 by 6 p.m.?(PST).
Please include the following in the body of your email:
Full name, age, and best contact information. Entries will be rejected if incomplete.?
东方心经图Here are a few additional rules regarding artwork submissions:东方心经图
- Designs must be the original work of the entrant.
- Designs should be limited to 8”x11”
- All mediums and styles are welcomed – Paint, watercolor, markers, crayons, comics/graphic illustrations, magazine clippings, collage, digital applications, etc. ?
- Designs should be in color, or black and white.
- Artwork should not include any copied or copyrighted materials.
- Artwork should be family friendly.
- Limit two (2) entries per contestant.
- Entries become the sole property of the San Diego Public Library and the Friends of the San Diego Public Library. All entries will be published online with name and age of artist.
- Winning entries may be used without further permission or compensation for the design of the artwork or for other library promotional uses.
- Artwork may be reduced or cropped according to design specifications.
- Selection of the winning entrants will be at the discretion of the library judging panel.
东方心经图Judging Criteria:东方心经图?Message, visual effectiveness, originality, universal appeal
东方心经图Three selected winners and their respective works will receive a cash prize.东方心经图
东方心经图Judging Panel东方心经图: SDPL One Book Planning Committee, and members from the Corporate Friends.?
东方心经图Postcard to a Better Future东方心经图
A postcard to inspire community members to share their views of a better future by answering the prompt, “东方心经图To promote a community that supports justice for all, I plan to…东方心经图”. The postcard will have an Asian motif with a preprinted return address. Returned postcards will be displayed virtually on the library’s website.
东方心经图Who can participate?东方心经图
Everyone is encouraged to participate.
- Get a postcard from any San Diego Public Library (SDPL) Service location or download it here.
- Briefly write your thoughts on creating a better future by supporting justice for all.
- Return completed card at any SDPL book drop, mail to preprinted address (postage required), or scan or photograph postcard and email to [email protected].
- Entries will be reviewed for appropriate content before display.?