Whole Life Speakers
Inspiring, Moving, Motivating
“If you’ve gone to the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC, there’s one thing that you’ll always remember: shoes. Thousands and thousands of shoes, ” begins Whole Life Speaker, Jason Jones. “What do the shoes tell us? They tell us that at that time a higher value was placed on shoes–than on human life. And what we can ask ourselves today is, what represents shoes in my life?”
Whether your event seeks to motivate high school students, energize young professionals, inspire families and everyone in between–Whole Life Speakers will fit the bill!
You may also watch the Broken Hearts Sing video showcasing Whole Life speakers.
Film Producer: Jones began his film production career with documentaries promoting human rights around the world. 2006 saw the release of the Toronto International Film Festival People’s Choice Award winner, “Bella.” (Previous winners include “Chariots of Fire,” “American Beauty,” and “Life is Beautiful”.) Metanoia Films, where Jones is an executive producer, has several films in production.
Humanitarian: Jones’ extensive humanitarian work is directed to the human person as a whole regardless of race, creed, or ability. He is the founder of HERO (Human-Rights Education and Relief Organization), a non-profit that promotes human dignity in all stages of life through international education and relief programs; the Great Campaign which has pulled together a network of organizations with diverse mission statements to promote the intrinsic dignity of the human person as the foundation for all philanthropic and charitable works; and Bella HERO and Bella On Campus, programs aimed at promoting beauty and truth in culture by featuring free screenings of the feature film Bella for college students. Jones’ most recent work has taken him to Darfur with the Persecution Project in an effort to not only raise awareness of the situation in Darfur but to aid refugees by drilling wells in the region, distributing medicine, and other relief efforts.
Grassroots Activist: Jones has worked, since the age of 17, in various capacities and positions as an on the ground promoter of human rights. He began his activism by going door to door and since then has appeared on numerous radio and television talk shows; he has delivered hundreds of speeches from coffee shops to stadiums; and has worked on campaigns from the state house to the White House. A few highlights from Jones’ 20 year career in community service include working as field director for PIRG (Public Interest Research Group) in Hawaii, as Chief-of-Staff for Hawaii State Representative Mark Moses, and as the national grassroots director for Brownback for President 2008
Dale Ahlquist is President of the American Chesterton Society, creator and host of the EWTN series “G.K. Chesterton: The Apostle of Common Sense,” and Publisher of Gilbert Magazine. He is the author of three books on Chesterton, including The Complete Thinker, to be published in the fall of 2012, and is recognized as one of the leading Chesterton scholars in the world. He has given over 400 lectures at major colleges and universities and other venues, including Yale, Columbia, Cornell, Notre Dame, Oxford, Cal-Berkeley, Cal-Tech, Rice, Penn, Dartmouth, San Pablo (Madrid), the Vatican Forum in Rome and the House of Lords in London. He is a Fellow of the Veritas Institute at Oklahoma Wesleyan University.
He is the co-founder of Chesterton Academy, a high school in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, and the executive producer of Manalive, a film based on a novel by G.K. Chesterton, which will be released in 2012.
Dale received a B.A. from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, and a M.A. from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. He and his wife Laura have six children.
Dale’s expertise on Chesterton reveals the great English writer as a prophetic, insightful, and joyful voice defending a Culture of Life, self-sufficiency, and the dignity of the human person.
Angela Perez Baraquio
As the first and only Asian Miss America in the pageant’s 91-year history, Angela Baraquio Grey, Miss Hawaii 2000/Miss America 2001, championed the cause of Character Education. Angela’s background is in Elementary Education, and she holds a Master’s degree in Educational Administration both from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She is the founder of the Angela Perez Baraquio Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and is a credentialed teacher in both Hawaii and California. Angela has been an elementary classroom teacher in Catholic schools for five years and looks forward to one day teaching at the university level. From 2006-2008 she served as a Presidential appointee to President George W. Bush’s President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation.
Angela currently resides in Southern California with her husband and three sons, Isaiah, Micah, and Jonah. The couple owns a Polynesian entertainment company (www.isleentertainment.com) together, and celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary this past June. They are expecting their fourth child–their first baby girl in December 2012. She and her husband, Tini Grey, are also co-writers on Tini’s new album, “Shades of Grey”. Angela continues to speak professionally at local and national events about character education, family values, religious freedom, and her experience as an Asian America woman in the public eye. She is a co-host with her sisters on the Telly Award-winning Hawaii-based TV show, “Living Local with the Baraquios” (www.livinglocal.tv). For more information visit www.angelaperezbaraquio.com.
Eduardo is an internationally successful film, television, and pop star.