The last week of June 2014, Sudanese refugee Manyang Reath Kher visited Pasadena to spread awareness of his cause. He did interviews, spoke, and even donated a few gifts for some of the youth at Hathaway-Sycamores Transitional Living Program. Manyang was embraced at Pasadena City Hall and and has made a lasting impression on foster youth and local artists in the community.
It’s when people hear his story. The part where all odds are against him. He gets bitten by a King Cobra snake. No hospitals nearby. Gets electrocuted. Survives. And makes it. What he has to say has become highly valued to ears young & old.
For those who may not know, Manyang Reath Kher was brought to Pasadena by local artist Bing Bing in attempt to spread awareness of the cause of the Sudanese people. The two individuals were connected by way of J. Allison, a PR and marketing agent in the Southeastern United States. Initially, the plan was for Mistah Wilson to produce an article interview for Manyang and publish it on ThaWilsonBlock Network. After delays in the production of the interview, Bing Bing offered to host Manyang Reath Kher in Pasadena to share his message and promote the cause of his organization Humanity Helping Sudan Project. It turned out to be a successful run as Manyang had the opportunity in meeting the Mayor of Pasadena Bill Bogaard and his field representative Rhonda Stone, appearing as a guest on The Color of Success Talk Show, and even meeting with local, native artists in the community.
Word going around is that Bing Bing’s ambitious 33mile walk will be in light of refugees in war-town countries who have had to travel countless miles for food & water. “Sometimes here in America we tend to forget how good we have it compared to those around the world who don’t have access to the bare necessities,” says a passionate Bing Bing, who is expected to collaborate with the Humanity Helping Sudan project. “The cause of refugees and what they have to go through is what I will walk for.” This is how Manyang has left a lasting impression in Pasadena, Ca. He ignited something in the community that will soon offset the game. This has become bigger than music for these local artists who are to join Bing Bing for this walk from the mountains to the beach. The 33mile walk is taking place on August 20th, 2014.
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