Azim Khamisa, senior Advisor to CSN in youth violence, prevention &...

Azim Khamisa, senior Advisor to CSN in youth violence, prevention & intervention exceeds 1 million views on TedEx

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“On one awful night in 1995, Ples Felix’s 14-year-old grandson murdered Azim Khamisa’s son in a gang initiation fueled by drugs, alcohol and a false sense of belonging. The deadly encounter sent Khamisa and Felix down paths of deep meditation, to forgive and to be forgiven — and in an act of bravery and reconciliation, the two men met and forged a lasting bond. Together, they’ve used their story as an outline for a better, more merciful society, where victims of tragedy can grow and heal. Prepare to be moved by their unimaginable story. “Peace is possible,” Khamisa says. “How do I know that? Because I am at peace.”

This talk was presented at an official TED conference in January 2018.

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