As July winds to a close, many pro-life groups are beginning to plan their banquets, meetings, and 40 Days for Life events for the fall season. American Life League has an active Speakers’ Bureau that would be happy to arrange a speaker for your event. To book our speakers, please call Mike Sedlak at 540-659-4171 or e-mail [email protected]. Below is a list of our speakers:
Judie Brown is president and cofounder of American Life League, the nation’s oldest grassroots pro-life educational organization. Judie has distinguished herself as an unapologetic pro-life leader. She served three five-year terms (1996-2011) as a member of the Pontifical Academy for Life in Rome. Daily Catholic cited her as one of the top 100 Catholics of the 20th century. She has written 12 books, including the most recent The Broken Path: How Catholic Bishops Got Lost in the Weeds of American Politics (2011) and Saving Those Damned Catholics: A Defense of Catholic Teaching (2007). Judie speaks around the nation and writes a twice weekly commentary on life that is posted on the American Life League website.
Jim Sedlak is executive director of American Life League and a recognized leading expert on Planned Parenthood. In 1993, Jim was identified by Planned Parenthood Federation of America as one of the 15 “most active” fighters against its sex education programs. He was also featured in two segments of its anti-life film Unholy Alliance in 1995. Jim has given pro-life talks in Canada, England, Mexico, Northern Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, and Australia. He has appeared on numerous national radio and TV shows and is host of his own talk show—Pro-Life Activism from Creation to Death—on the Radio Maria network.
Emily Brown is director of American Life League’s youth department, ALL Life Defenders. Emily graduated from Mount St. Mary’s University in May 2015. She is a natural born leader who has worked extensively with children and has led clubs and Bible studies on campus in high school and college. Emily uses humor and her past experiences to deliver a captivating presentation. She enjoys speaking to youth and young adults about the topics surrounding building a culture of life. Her goal is to motivate her audience to find their inner courage to defend every human being’s life.
Mary Flores is the educational outreach coordinator for American Life League’s Culture of Life Studies Program, which strives to build respect for all human beings from creation to death. Mary brings to American Life League over 20 years of experience in community education, outreach, and activism, as well as her experience as a homeschooling mother of six. Mary is available to speak on a number of topics related to family and building a culture of life. Topics include Raising Pro-Life Kids: Building a Culture of Life in Your Home; The Importance of Pro-Life Education; and Building a Culture of Life in Your Community.
Hugh Brown has been involved in the pro-life movement for most of his life and currently serves on the board of American Life League and is proficient in subjects related to marriage, children, and the family. Hugh is the founder and chairman of the board of Saint Michael the Archangel High School in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He is also the founder of the Catholic Business Network of Central Virginia. Hugh is a veteran of the nonprofit direct mail fundraising world, focusing most of his efforts on the Catholic marketplace. He is a sought-after speaker for fundraising matters, with a solid understanding of creating and producing effective appeals and other direct mail communications.
Laura Kizior and Mary Kizior work in American Life League’s Culture of Life Studies Program as a content developers. Laura and Mary contribute to ALL’s Culture of Life Studies Program's blog and classroom supplements. They provide clear content and insight into building a culture of life through education and formation with a focus on young people in K -12 educational environments. Entertaining, inspiring, and informative, Laura and Mary provide practical ideas for homeschool parents, K-12 educators, and religious education teachers to help them build a culture of life in every area of primary and secondary education. They recently appeared on EWTN’s At Home with Jim and Joy to educate people about the CLSP.
For more information, visit all.org/about/speaker-bureau/.