‘Free Hugs Guy’ Ken Nwadike Jr. to speak on campus Sept. 5

Ken Nwadike Jr. will speak at Hinds University Center on Tuesday, Sept. 5.

Western Carolina University will host an address by Ken Nwadike Jr. – known as the “Free Hugs Guy” – at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, in the Grandroom of A.K. Hinds University Center.

A peace activist, inspirational speaker and video journalist, Nwadike is founder of the Free Hugs Project, which was launched in response to the 2013 bombing of the Boston Marathon. Since then, he has made major news headlines for his peacekeeping efforts and de-escalation of violence during protests, riots and political rallies.

Nwadike’s appearance at WCU is sponsored by Last Minute Productions, the student programming organization. Admission to the address is free.

For more information, contact WCU’s Department of Campus Activities at 828-227-3751.