Why One Man Has Made it His Life’s Mission to Talk to Strangers

Robbie Stokes’ social movement to create unity and dialogue

May 14, 2014

Image from the I TALK TO STRANGERS Facebook page

What if parents started instructing their children to talk to strangers instead of staying away from them? That is the vision of Robbie Stokes who spearheads the new social movement I TALK TO STRANGERS [ITTS], which aims to unite diverse racial, ethics, political and socio-economic groups through conversation.  
At 26 years old, Stokes quit his promising job on Capitol to embark on a nine-month trek around the world, traveling to over 17 different countries and chit chatting with thousands. His documented experiences have been compiled into a Kickstarter funded documentary which has created more buzz about Stokes’ message of dialogue and peace. Creating a legion of folks dedicated to sharing and being more open minded, ITTS has expanded its activities to include a foundation that creates programs and partnerships based on dialogue. Stokes is the friendly face of the movement and tours extensively, spreading the message of basic connection and interaction as a way to turn folks from strangers into friends, and ultimately creating a kinder world. 

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