Graham Hackett serves as the Prevention and Education Coordinator for Our VOICE, a sexual assault prevention and rape crisis center in Asheville, NC. As a veteran educator, professional speaker, and social justice advocate, Graham has a unique cross-section of experience, enhanced by collaborating with culturally diverse populations. Highlights include 2005, when he designed and led the POETIX program serving juvenile inmates and grade school youth as part of a regional gang-violence prevention effort for over 5 years. 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 Culture of Consent Project, featuring a touring keynote performance, innovative workshops, and powerful events to communities across the U.S.
Now, in 2018, the keynote performance has evolved to become #WhatNOW, to explore the vital opportunity that #MeToo has provided for improving social conditions everywhere.