Father Ignacio Martín-Baró was born in November 7, 1942 in Valladolid, Spain. He was a scholar, social psychologist and philosopher and held many administrative positions at he University of Central America (UCA) after joining the Society of Jesus. Father Martín-Baró founded the University Institute of Public Opinion at UCA in order to look at the attitudes and opinions of the Salvadorian people.
Father Ignacio Martín-Baró was killed on November 16, 1989 along with seven others in El Salvador for refusing to stop voicing concerns over the human rights issues of the poor.
Shannon Doyle is a Junior at John Carroll university from Westfield, NJ. Last semester she studied at NUI Maynooth in Ireland. She is majoring in sociology with a minor in Peace, Justice, and Human Rights and is planning to complete her masters in Non-Profit Administration. She bacame interested in the Ignatian Solidarity network after attending the Ignatian Family Teach-in last fall. She has been involved in many volunteer activities in and outside of campus including volunteering each summer at Sister Pat’s Kids Camp in New York for kids with cancer and blood disorders. last summer she also volunteered with the York Street Project in Jersey City which helps young mothers complete their high school degree. At John Carroll she is also President of the Carroll Cinema Society and a member of the Ultimate Frisbee Team.