MCC Daily Tribune

Power of Positive Human Interaction with Ken Nwadike Jr.

Join us as we welcome Ken to campus to hear his incredible story behind the The Free Hugs Project. Ken Nwadike, Peace Activist and Director of the Hollywood Half Marathon, attended the 2014 Boston Marathon to spread love and encourage runners with Free Hugs. Equipped with a Free Hugs sign, camera, and tripod, the event was captured on video, which instantly went viral upon uploading to Youtube! While viewing the devastation of the 2013 bombing of the Boston Marathon, Ken was determined to be a participant in the next race. He failed to qualify by just 23 seconds, so he decided to attend the event in a different way. He provided free hugs to runners as encouragement along the route. This simple act made national news headlines and lifted runners spirits. Hugs produced smiles and gave runners an extra boost as they ran. 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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