Asian Pacific American Bar honors Takei, others at regional conference
“Star Trek” and Spam were two topics that drew laughter and invoked inspiration during the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Indiana’s third annual regional conference this weekend. The group presented “Star Trek” original cast member and social activist George Takei with its Trailblazer Award.
Takei portrayed Hikaru Sulu in the original “Star Trek” series and in several films. Addressing the audience Saturday at the conference’s gala dinner, Takei said that as an actor, he was honored to receive recognition from a legal organization.
“I have enormous respect for lawyers. Indeed, I am indebted to lawyers because I have as my hero a lawyer who played a very personal part in my life,” Takei said.