Gregory Kennedy (Salemi)

Gregory studied computer science and international relations at DePaul University in Chicago, where he won a National Collegiate award for excellence and service, while simultaneously working as a Unix systems manager for a silicon valley based tech company.

Gregory has experience in sales, finance, fundraising and numerous social and environmental good initiatives in collaboration with NGO´s, universities, corporations, foundations, educators, students, nobel peace prize winners and world renowned change makers including Dr. Jane Goodall in Africa and Europe.
Gregory’s Grandmother Beryl, personally knew Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Gregory´s mother Valerie and father Donnie also marched with Dr. King in Chicago in the 1960´s
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Gregory, BFFE

MLK Comic.

The 5 Powers Movie´s Comic Book was inspired by The Montgomery Story Comic book.  Watch the background video, narrated by Gregory.

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Winner Best Movie 2016.

Gregory Kennedy-Salemi & Emmy Award winner and WIRDWORLD Co-Founder, Noam Dromi at The Peoples Film Fest, Harlem NYC.

Gregory worked for the Fellowship of Reconciliation (F.O.R.) and the International Fellowship of Reconciliation (I.F.O.R.) as a technology consultant who, in addition to leading the technical team, designed, developed and led a Global Issues Media and technology program.
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October 2015, Gregory was invited by Stanford University´s CCARE (Medical School), and the Stanford Story Tellers Project to speak on a panel and present The 5 Powers Movie to 250 Stanford professors and students.
For the past 5 years he has been working in several countries with the much acclaimed Nobel Peace Prize Nominee (Martin Luther King Jr nominated him), Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay), on two mindfulness based social change projects.
Richard and his wife Jan hosted Thich Nhat Hanh at their home in Manila in the 1960´s. Richard speaks about meeting Thich Nhat Hanh for the first time and was one of the persons who made a direct appeal to Thich Nhat Hanh to meet me.
In 2016 Gregory was invited to the Googleplex to present Planting Seeds of Mindfulness movie and conduct mindfulness workshops with Googlers and their families.