One thing Star Trek has always taught us is tolerance and acceptance to all, so it is no surprise that this ideology is to feature in a series of lectures at the forthcoming, The University of California, Davis, Human Rights Lecture Series.
In a 3 event-series starting on Dec. 4th, Davis Chancellor Gary S. May and Human Rights Studies Director Keith David Watenpaugh will be holding a lecture titled, “Star Trek/Human Rights: To Boldly Go to Human Rights for All.” The idea of this lecture is to explore how the ideas and topics of Star Trek can be used as a teaching tool for human rights topics and an indicator of where we currently stand on human rights.
Watenpaugh is quoted in saying, “Linking human rights issues to a familiar and beloved popular cultural phenomenon creates a starting point for conversations about a difficult topic.”
The 7 p.m. talk will be held at the Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St., Sacramento, admission is free, however, it is advised you register your interest for this free! Public event.
For further information, and to read more about these lectures, go to https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/human-rights-lectures-take-star-trek