Raised on a small kibbutz in the Arava desert in Israel, Tali Goodfriend is the eldest of nine children. She has been living in Montreal for over 30 years, teaching at Vanier College in the Continuing Education Department, Early Childhood Education. She also teaches at Concordia University in The Art Education Department. One of the courses she created and teaches is “Art As A Means for Social Awareness”. She is a member of “The Montreal Dialogue Group” and certified facilitator in “Compassionate Listening Project”. In her role as Compassionate Listening facilitator, she works with diverse groups in Montreal and Co-leads Compassionate Listening Delegations to Israel/Palestine.She holds a BA in Studio Arts and a Masters degree in Art Education from Concordia University. The current focus of her art is exploring art for social change.