Graham Hackett (Spoken Word Artist), is the Founding Director of NonToxic Relations and serves as the Social Change Program Manager for Advocates of Routt County, empowering communities with cultural awareness and skill-building opportunities to confront sexual violence and domestic abuse.
As a veteran educator, professional speaker, and social justice advocate, Graham leverages a unique cross-section of experience, frequently collaborating with a wide range of diverse populations.
In 2005, he designed and led the POETIX experiential arts program serving juvenile inmates and grade school youth as part of a regional gang-violence prevention effort. Recognizing the power of creativity for social uplift, he then served as Executive Director for the Asheville Area Arts Council in 2010. In 2014, Graham designed and launched the #WhatNow touring program, part of the NonToxic Relations suite of presentations, innovative workshops, and powerful events serving communities across the U.S.
Graham is convinced that compelling, innovative education is the silver bullet for improving social conditions. Empowering and inspiring people to action in their personal and social lives, together, we can dismantle toxic cultural norms and improve public safety by amplifying the power of empathy.