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George Takei on Empathy Concert – March 22 – Host: Telly Leung

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Elliott Masie and Telly Leung are hosting the 30th Empathy Concert on Monday, March 22nd, featuring icon George Takei plus Broadway talent Catherine Ricafort and Allie Trimm. The hour-long concert and conversation will address Empathy and the rise in Asian American Hate Crimes. This will be a focused hour of songs, stories, and conversations about Empathy in these times.

Empathy Concert - Monday, March 22 at 4pm ET
Empathy Concert - Monday, March 22 at 4pm ET 

“Oh My…” Those words will clearly be spoken by George Takei, the featured guest on the next Empathy Concert, Monday, March 22nd from 4 pm to 5 pm EDT. Hosts Elliott Masie and Telly Leung will host and interview George live on Zoom – with questions from our global audience of learning and business colleagues. Together they will explore Empathy, Acceptance, Racism, and Science Fiction, with a special focus on the rise in Asian American Hate Crimes.

George Takei is best known for his portrayal of Mr. Sulu in the acclaimed television and film series Star Trek. He's an actor, social justice activist, social media mega-power, and New York Times bestselling author. Takei originated the role of Sam Kimura and Ojii-Chan in the Broadway musical Allegiance, and is the subject of To Be Takei, a documentary on his life and career. Takei's acting career has spanned five decades.

You will also hear songs from co-host Telly Leung, who co-starred with George in Allegiance, and we are honored to feature performances and perspectives from Broadway stars Allie Trimm and Catherine Ricafort. Catherine will demonstrate Tap Dancing and her work on promoting Coding Skills for theater professionals.

We invite you, your colleagues, and family to spend an hour with amazing television and Broadway talents and learning leaders as they provide an uplifting set of perspectives on the role of Empathy in our lives. This is the 30th Empathy Concert presented by MASIE Productions and The Learning COLLABORATIVE.

Reserve a space for this uplifting and moving session: 
Monday, March 22nd from 4 pm to 5 pm EDT

We hope you will join us Monday as we enjoy performances and dialogues from:

  • George Takei (Star Trek, Allegiance)
  • Catherine Ricafort (Broadway: Spongebob Squarepants: The Musical, Mamma Mia!, Honeymoon in Vegas, Allegiance)
  • Allie Trimm (Broadway: 13, Allegiance)
  • Telly Leung (Broadway: Aladdin, Rent, Allegiance | Television: Glee) Co-Host of our Empathy Concerts
  • Elliott Masie (Host, The Learning COLLABORATIVE & Editor of e-Notes)

Empathy is one of our most powerful approaches, tools, and connections. Please take one hour and be part of a unique, high-energy program. We have a limit of 3,000 live spaces on this free video session.

Join us! Empathy Concert & Conversations – Monday, March 22nd from 4 pm to 5 pm EDT. Reserve a space at

To view our past Empathy Concerts and other events, please visit for archived video of all our sessions.