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Vivian McPeak

Seattle Hempfest
Executive Director
Vivian McPeak is a Seattle based social justice activist, media personality, and writer. Vivian is the president of Seattle Events, a Non-Profit Organization, and executive director of the Seattle HEMPFEST®, the world’s largest annual cannabis policy reform rally. The recipient of the High Times Magazine 2012 Lester Grinspoon Lifetime Achievement Award and DOPE Magazine 2016 Emery Award for lifetime achievement, and in 2016, Vivian was named one of the “50 Most Influential People” by Seattle Magazine.

A founding member of the Seattle Hempfest, McPeak draws inspiration from the civil rights and social justice movements of the last century. He has been a major influence behind Seattle HEMPFEST’s community values approach which has built bridges of communication and constructive collaboration with various Seattle city departments including local law enforcement.

Vivian is currently partnering with the Washington State Traffic Safety Commission on a holiday season impaired driving awareness campaign.