Bill Maher's Favorite 'Radical at Large' Will Explain Philosophy, Answer Questions About Animal Rights at Aon Center Event
For Immediate Release:
June 25, 2014
Moira Colley 202-483-7382
Chicago – PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk’s novel ways to defend animals—including spending time in a Pennsylvania prison for disrupting a pigeon shoot, taking over a fur designer’s office, pulling a horse carriage through the streets of Mumbai, and lying naked in a coffin in New York’s Times Square—have all been for a good cause: to stop the needless suffering of animals and help people “make kind choices,” a PETA tenet and the subject of one of her books. And on June 26 at The Mid-America Club, she’ll deliver a talk designed to persuade people to view all animals as fellow travelers through life who are worthy of respect. The event, part of Newkirk’s Naked Truth international tour, will include a lively stage interview with questions from the audience.
When: Thursday, June 26, 7 p.m.
Where: The Mid-America Club, 200 E. Randolph Dr., 80th Fl. (in the Aon Center), Chicago
“Everyone from schoolkids to former President Bill Clinton is going vegan,” Newkirk says, “but there’s a breadth and depth to animal rights that’s still mysterious to many people, something I hope to shed lots of light on.”
Newkirk and PETA are no strangers to Chicago. Among other efforts, the group bought stock in Chicago-based Groupon with the intention of introducing shareholder resolutions seeking an end to the company’s circus promotions, honored BMO Financial for banning cruel glue traps, dispatched a pair of sexy “pilgrims” to give away free Tofurkys for Thanksgiving, and ranked the city among the top five vegan-friendly U.S. cities last year.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.