Here's your chance to meet the doyenne of the animal rights movement, Ingrid E. Newkirk, co-founder of PETA. I said " co-founder " because, as I recall the story, a small group of people met at someone's apartment, possibly Ingrid's, and decided to form a group for the ethical treatment of animals. However the organization was founded, Ingrid Newkirk has become the face of PETA.
Ingrid will be in New York City on Oct. 14, 2008 to sign copies of her new book entitled, One Can Make a Difference. You are invited to join Ms. Newkirk at Borders in Columbus Circle for a signing and discussion on Tuesday, October 14, at 7 p.m. Her book contains 50 thought-provoking original essays, written by a diverse group of stars—including supermodel Petra Nemcova, Sir Paul McCartney, Willie Nelson, Brigitte Bardot, His Holiness The Dalai Lama, White House correspondent Helen Thomas, and director Oliver Stone. Some essays were written by common people like us, people like the woman who "ran away to join the circus" and now runs a sanctuary for abused elephants in Tennessee, and a retiree who overcame countless obstacles to create the first-ever dog park.
Heck, just shaking the hands of the goddess of animal welfare will be a huge honor.