Hashim Garrett is a motivational speaker, and advocate for nonviolence and social justice. He is known for his powerful story of survival and forgiveness, which he shares with audiences around the world. In 1990, at the age of 15, Hashim was a victim of gun violence in Brooklyn, NY. He was shot multiple times at close range, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down. Despite his injuries, Hashim turned his experience into a message of hope, healing, and nonviolence. He has spoken to audiences at schools, universities, prisons, and corporations, sharing his story and promoting nonviolent conflict resolution. He has also been involved in several initiatives and organizations dedicated to promoting social justice and ending violence, including the international speaking organization Breaking the Cycle and the Guardian Angels. Hashim’s story and message have inspired many people around the world, and he continues to work tirelessly to promote peace, justice and understanding.
He is currently a junior at Rutgers University School of Social Work. It's awe-inspiring to see someone who has already given so much to society continue investing in his education to enhance his skills and broaden his reach even further. It's a testament to his unwavering dedication to not only self-improvement but also to the betterment of our community and society at large. It serves as a reminder that it's never too late to pursue further education, Hashim has selflessly dedicated a significant portion of his life to helping others, particularly in advocating against violence and guiding our youth toward making positive choices. His personal experiences have given him a unique perspective, which he has consistently used as a tool to uplift and educate those around him. His commitment to bettering society is evident in the countless lives he has touched.
A few of the objectives of his workshops and keynote presentations:
Promote Understanding of Forgiveness: Discuss the pivotal role of forgiveness in school and work environments, especially its impact on mental well-being, peer relationships, and creating a harmonious culture.
Enhance Problem-Solving Skills: Demonstrate effective strategies that I use to nurture students ability to think critically, approach problems with an open mind, and find solutions in academic and social contexts.
Strengthen Resilience: Present techniques to build students' resilience, equipping them to face challenges head-on, recover from setbacks, and foster a growth mindset.
Soft skills are highly valued in today's work environment because they're crucial for building strong working relationships and contributing to a positive school and work culture.
The ability to convey information effectively in writing and verbally and listen actively.
The ability to work well in a group setting, collaborate with others, and recognize and utilize the strengths of different team members.
The capability to approach challenges logically and develop practical solutions.
Adjusting to new situations and changes in the environment without becoming overly stressed.
Showing dedication, commitment, and a proactive approach to tasks and responsibilities
Recognizing and understanding one's emotions and those of others and using this understanding to manage behavior and relationships.
Addressing disagreements constructively and finding common ground.
Inspiring and guiding individuals or teams to achieve their best performance.
Building and maintaining positive relationships with colleagues, superiors, and subordinates.