Increasingly it seems we are living in a society that just keeps fracturing. Passionate and emotional disagreements over just about every aspect of life can be overwhelming. How can we start healing and bridging these divides?
Ken Nwadike, Jr. is a documentary filmmaker, motivational speaker, and peace activist popularly known as the “Free Hugs Guy.” Ken is the founder of the Free Hugs Project, which gained popularity as Ken made major news headlines for his peacekeeping efforts and de-escalation of violence during protests, riots, and political rallies. Ken was featured in Google’s 2016 Year in Search video as a highlight among some of the year’s most defining moments and he has made many appearances on news programs, including CNN, USA Today, Good Morning Britain, and BBC News.
Today, Ken’s courageous work as a peace activist is helping to heal and narrow the social, political and racial divide that currently exists throughout our country. His energy, spirit, passion and love are changing individual behaviors and group interactions for the better.
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Zaki uses research to show that empathy is not a trait we are born with or without, but is a skill that can be taught and strengthened.