Shannon K. Lockhart was born and raised in Louisville, KY. She has a B.A. in English and Theology and an M.S.W. from Loyola University-Chicago. Heeding a calling to work for human rights, Shannon spent a year in El Salvador and then 12 years in Guatemala. She worked as an accompanier of indigenous returned refugee populations, as a community mental health worker for survivors of massacres, and in the Human Rights Office for the Catholic Church in Guatemala (ODHAG). She also worked as the E.D. of Sister Parish, Inc., an organization that promotes long-term ecumenical and cross cultural relationships. Shannon married Luis, a Mexican journalist, and together with their two sons, they moved to the U.S. where both continue to work for peace and justice through music, poetry, teaching, writing, in order set an example for their two sons, Liam and Diego.
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