Working Group on Displaced Populations

An Evening with Herman Wainggai

Monday, February 29, 2016 7:00 PM
Enterprise Hall, 418

Join the Working Group on Displaced Populations (WGDP) for their second meeting of the semester tonight, Monday February 29th at 7pm in Enterprise Hall 418.  Featured speaker is Herman Wainggai - an international human rights advocate, West Papuan independence leader, and former political prisoner of Indonesia. He currently works in Washington, D.C. to garner support for West Papua's independence and to share the story of West Papua's struggle for emancipation from the grips of Indonesia's fifty year sustained hegemony that imposes violent subjugation and duplicitous political maneuvers to prevent West Papuans' voices from reaching the international community. Mr. Wainggai will address the question of what democracy will look like for Melanesian West Papuans and why U.S. support is a critical link in their nonviolent struggle for independence. Event is co-sponsored by the Center for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (CAPEC). Refreshments will be served.

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