Anne-Marie was born and raised in England. She studied languages and worked in the arts. She gained extensive experience as a leader of global justice education and action, working with the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace as regional facilitator, program coordinator and then director. She led numerous groups on visits and delegations to partners in the Global South. Anne-Marie joined the Jesuit Forum in 2007.
Mark Hathaway is an author, educator, and researcher with experience in both Canada and Latin America. He is the principal author (along with Leonardo Boff) of The Tao of Liberation: Exploring the Ecology of Transformation (Orbis, 2009) which integrates perspectives from economics, ecology, social justice, spirituality, and post-modern cosmology. Mark has worked with a variety of organizations on issues related to social justice and ecological sustainability including Scarboro Missions, ecumenical coalitions, and The United Church of Canada.
Mark hold a PhD from the University of Toronto where his doctoral research explored the cultivation of ecological wisdom – along with the intersections between transformative learning, worldviews, ecopsychology, and engagement for sustainability – by examining the significant life experiences of 30 environmental educators and activists. More recently, he has done postdoctoral research at the University of Waterloo studying transformative ecological learning in the practice of permaculture. Mark teaches as a sessional lecturer at the School of the Environment at the University of Toronto, as a visiting professor at several Latin American universities, and as a facilitator and research fellow in the Earth Charter’s education programs. Mark is fluent in Spanish and has a working knowledge of French.
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Victoria Blanco is a dedicated educator and researcher with a Master's degree in Theology and Religious Studies from the Catholic University of Leuven and a BA in International Relations. She has worked as a teacher for groups of various ages, having taught Religious Studies, Philosophy, Social Studies and English as a Second Language. Most recently, Victoria worked as an employment consultant assisting newcomers transitioning to a life in Canada.
Victoria's interests lie in the fields of migrant rights, womxn's rights, social ethics, education and curriculum studies. She speaks fluent Spanish and has knowledge of Italian and French.