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Allison Acker (Mrs. Hunt) was born in 1928 and has a B.A. from the University of London and an M.A. from the University of Toronto. She started teaching at Ryerson in 1968 and retired in 1989. She has worked as a journalist for the Daily Express, Winnipeg Tribune, Vancouver Herald, and Financial Post and as a freelancer for many Canadian magazines. She has authored Children of the Volcano, Honduras: the Making of a Banana Republic and has translated Exodus: an Anthology of Guatemalan Poets. She was active in the Central American Solidarity Network and spent 15 years working in solidarity with the people of Chile, Guatemala, and El Salvador. In 1989 she relocated to British Columbia and became a member of the "Raging Grannies" - a protest group made up of senior citizens.