“Our world is not about the right to own guns or even the US constitution, it’s not about your religion or even what class of people you live with, this world is not about your race or how proud you are of your race…it’s about COMPASSION and LOVE, PERIOD!”
Bio: Frank Meeink became a SkinHead at 13. by 18 he was roaming the country as a SkinHead leader and Neo-Nazi recruiter, with gangs that would beat people indiscriminately. In Illinois he had his own cable-access TV show, “The Reich”. He was finally arrested and convicted of kidnapping and beating a member of a rival SkinHead gang.
While in prison he befriended men he used to think he hated, men of different races. After being released from prison, Meeink tried to rejoin his old SkinHead pals but couldn’t bring himself to hate those whom he now knew to be his friends.
Now a noted speaker, author and founder of Harmony Through Hockey, as well as a board member for Life After Hate and presenter of Kindness Not Weakness curriculum, Frank’s life stands for tolerance, diversity and mutual understanding in racial, political and all aspects of society. Frank is truly an inspiration in any time of strife and conflict.