Monday, July 23, 2007

Meet a walker: Jeff Ghelardi

Jeff Ghelardi was born in London, England in 1937. He immigrated to the United States in 1946. He was raised in San Francisco and then moved to San Diego for his senior year of high school. He earned a B.A. in sociology from San Diego State University in 1964. He was active with the U.S. Marines Corp from '57 thru '59. Jeff did a two year stint with the peace corps in Bolivia with his wife, Suzanne. He has managed a residential rental business since 1972.

Jeff and his wife Suzanne have been death penalty abolitionists since 1959, the year they were married. He continues to be active with the San Diego Chapter of Death Penalty Focus, California People of Faith, the Ocean Beach Amnesty International Chapter, and many other civil rights and social justice groups.

Jeff participated in the 1st California walk aimed at educating the public about the death penalty, which occurred in the year 2000.

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