He will be raising both grass-roots and civil support for West Papua from the USA and also help to raise awareness about independence and human rights there. This tour will highlight West Papua coming back into the Melanesian and Pan-Pacific family through Benny meeting with many Polynesians living in the USA.
This is Benny’s first visit to the West Coast and he will be speaking to several of the diverse communities in California who are now learning about the conditions of West Papua.
For any inquiries about the visit, please e-mail [email protected] or call (808) 218-4367
Here’s the current breakdown of Benny Wenda’s schedule on the West Coast.
Note: All events are subject to change.
THURSDAY MAY 14
4:00-5:30: Eastside Cafe presentation with Urban Zapatista
5469 Huntington Dr N, Los Angeles, CA 90032
FRIDAY MAY 15
9:00am: Uprising Radio 9:00
10:00am-1:00pm: UCLA Details TBD
2:00pm-4:00pm: Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum
695 Alamitos Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802
8:00pm-11:00pm: The Mint
Blue King Brown/Big Mountain/ AK Rockefeller
6010 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035
SATURDAY MAY 16
11:00am-12:00pm KPFK- Freedom Now
1:00pm-3:00pm: Heritage of Aloha Festival
Heritage Park, 12100 Mora Drive in Santa Fe Springs
4:00pm-7:00pm: Oceanian Indigenous Communities of Southern California
Grace Methodist Church
2325 East 3rd St. Long Beach, CA 90814
SUNDAY MAY 17th
3:00pm-5:00pm Drum Circle Leimert Park
6:00pm-9:00pm KRST Unity Center of Afrakan Spiritual Science
7825 S. Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90047
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TUESDAY MAY 19th
6:00pm-9:00pm City College of San Francisco
Benny Wenda addresses Critical Pacific Island Studies Program
Public event, TBA
50 Phelan Ave, San Francisco, CA 94112
WEDNESDAY MAY 20th
6:30pm-9:00pm Oceania Coalition of Northern California
Teach-In Free West Papua
InterTribal Friendship House
523 International Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94606
THURSDAY MAY 21st
6:00pm-8:30pm Center for Political Education
522 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA 94110