Washington, D.C. (August 19, 2020) – Actor Garrett Wang, best known as Ensign Harry Kim from Star Trek: Voyager, will join Tim Russ from Star Trek: Voyager and Peter Macon from The Orville for Escape Velocity Extra (EVX), a two-hour online program that will take a comprehensive look at race and resistance in science fiction.
Scheduled for Wednesday evening, August 26, beginning at 7pm ET 4pm PT, Wang will bring an Asian-American perspective to the second session of the program which is entitled Policing Blackness: Incarceration, Resistance, and Respectability Politics.
Escape Velocity Extra is an ongoing program of the Museum of Science Fiction, a virtual, non-profit Washington, D.C. based organization that uses sci-fi popular culture to drive public interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The opening hour-long session, moderated by Aisha Matthews, Managing Editor, Journal of Science Fiction will feature a frank discussion on policing, respectability politics, and liberation in science and speculative fiction literature, film, and popular culture with authors and educators Isiah Lavendar III, andré carrington, Lisa Yaszek and De Witt Kllgore.
Wang, Russ and Macon will participate in the second hour-long session.
Session #1 is open to the public and free of charge. Session #2 requires a $5 tax deductible donation to the Museum. Russ, Wang and Macon will be available for paid one-on-one fan engagements following the program.
For additional information, or to register, please visit https://escapevelocity.events/evx/.
About the Museum of Science Fiction
The nonprofit Museum of Science Fiction will be the world’s first comprehensive science fiction museum, covering the history of the genre across the arts and providing a narrative on its relationship to the real world. The Museum will show how science fiction continually inspires individuals, influences cultures, and impacts societies. Also serving as an educational catalyst to expand interest in the science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) areas, the Museum uses tools such as mobile applications and wifi-enabled display objects to engage and entertain. For additional information, please visit: www.museumofsciencefiction.org.