Dan Mathews, senior vice president of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), will speak at Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad Law Center on Thursday, April 2, from 6 to 7 p.m.
Matthews will hold a signing of his book, Committed: A Rabble-Rouser's Memoir, at a reception following the speech. The event is free and open to the public.
Mathews’ presentation is titled “Challenging the Law on Behalf of Animals.” He will discuss ethical and legal issues PETA faces as it conducts undercover investigations, seeks standing to sue for animals, and engages in civil disobedience – in 1994, Mathews led an occupation of Calvin Klein's office in New York, which resulted in a dozen arrests and the designer renouncing fur. Mathews has been with PETA since 1985. He is responsible for many of the organization's provocative efforts, including the iconic "Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur" campaign, and he has recruited stars as diverse as Paul McCartney, Pink, and Pamela Anderson to participate in PETA’s campaigns.
The presentation will be held at the Law Center on NSU’s main campus at 3305 College Ave. in Davie. It is being hosted by the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund at the Law Center. More information is available by calling 954-262-6166.