Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Meet a walker: Emily Hammargren

Emily Hammargren grew up in beautiful Bloomington, Indiana. After graduating with a degree in Communications from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri, she created exhibits for the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, Alaska. Emily moved to Seattle, Washington in 2000 where she worked as a Broadcast News Assignment Editor. Three years later, she moved to Los Angeles, California and worked as an Assistant Editor and Editor for various television productions. Emily started anti-death penalty work as a volunteer with Amnesty International during high school and college. She worked as the Office Manager for the Washington Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty during her time in Seattle. Currently, Emily is the Southern California Coordinator for California People of Faith Working Against the Death Penalty and Assistant with the Chowchilla Family Express, a free transportation service for family and friends of women serving time at the prisons in Chowchilla, CA. Emily and her husband, John, share their apartment with Shooter the kitty.

Emily will be walking to stop executions.


Joachim said...

Stefanie left a comment on my blog regarding the Walk to Stop Executions.

I hope this helps to abolish the death penalty. Unfortunately I live in Germany - I would join the walk...



Anonymous said...

Can I walk only part of the distance? I don't think I can make it the whole way.

Death Penalty Focus said...

Yes, you can walk any part of the distance that you like. You can email the event organizer at PROUDPOPPA@aol.com or look at this site again after the walk has begun to find out where the walkers are and how to reach them.