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Star Trek Communities Unite, Ask Trekkies To Support Organizations Fighting Injustice

Star Trek Communities Unite, Ask Trekkies To Support Organizations Fighting Injustice

Star Trek was born in the civil rights era and the message of freedom for all peoples has been at its core for more than five decades. The franchise has celebrated diversity and the fight for justice across its various incarnations, from Star Trek: The Original Series to Star Trek: Picard.

Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry famously said:

“Star Trek was an attempt to say that humanity will reach maturity and wisdom on the day that it begins not just to tolerate, but take a special delight in differences in ideas and differences in life forms.”

Arguably the most on-point representation of this ideal is the IDIC, the Vulcan symbol that stands for “Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations” – the basis of Vulcan philosophy, and in Spock’s words, “the elements that create truth and beauty.” It is only logical, after all, that people of varied races and backgrounds stand on equal ground as we explore the human condition together.

Recent events have demonstrated that the struggle for this future continues. During these difficult times, it is important to stand up for what you believe, and those who adore Star Trek and value its forward-looking themes of equality, peace, and friendship are doing that today.

Members of the online Trek community have been making contributions to groups they support. We at TrekNews.net, as well as the folks at TrekMovie.com and the Shuttle Pod, have pooled collections of at least $47 – a number important to Star Trek – to make contributions to the ACLU. We are joining with the moderators Reddit’s Star Trek sub who have done the same in support of the ACLU. The Women At Warp team have contributed to the East Of The River Mutual Aid Fund from Black Lives Matter. The TrekCore team has donated to a collection of groups fighting against racism and police brutality. Other outlets in this joint effort doing their part include the Priority One Network, Mission LogPortal 47, and Memory Alpha.

Together, we hope as members of the extended Star Trek community, we can help out in some small way. We ask our fellow Star Trek fans to join us in making $47 contributions, or whatever you can, to the ACLU or another organization committed to anti-racism and justice.

Together, the fan sites and podcasts stand with official Star Trek, as articulated on StarTrek.com and with their Twitter post.

Trek Together

https://twitter.com/StarTrek/status/1267833393108127744

Written By

Kyle Hadyniak has been a lifelong Star Trek fan, and isn't ashamed to admit that Star Trek V: The Final Frontier and Star Trek: Nemesis are his favorite Star Trek movies. You can follow Kyle on Twitter @khady93.

3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Talos4

    June 5, 2020 at 10:56 pm

    Black Lives Matter was founded by Marxists. The ACLU hasn’t cared about civil liberties in decades. They do more harm than good, especially to the black community, and should not be supported by anyone.

  2. Nicu Kirghizu

    June 9, 2020 at 4:38 am

    Star Trek means a modern, united world, based on the values ​​of traditional Western civilization, to which all nations and races have adhered. Not a world of hatred and anarchy.

  3. jstimson

    June 9, 2020 at 1:27 pm

    The IKV Phoenix and Ladies Who Trek, 2 Star Trek fan clubs in Ottawa (Ontario, Canada) are doing a week long fundraiser for an Ontario based group (Black Legal Action Centre). If
    you’re interested, find more info from the IKV Phoenix public page here….

    https://www.facebook.com/ikvphoenix/

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