Erin Brockovich: How We Can All Make a Difference in Creating a Healthier Planet
November 7 (7:00pm)
Category: Special Events
Consumer advocate Erin Brockovich, best known for her involvement in one of the largest direct action lawsuits in U.S. history, will speak at on November 7 at 7 p.m., in Keppel Auditorium of the Robertson College-Community Center on the Catawba campus.
Her topic will be "Community Power: How We Can All Make a Difference in Creating a Healthier Planet."
While working as a file clerk at a Los Angeles law firm in 1992, Brockovich uncovered documents that ultimately led to more than 600 residents of Hinkley, California, filing a lawsuit against utility giant PG&E. The $333 million settlement they received is the largest of its kind in the history of the United States.
The story of Brockovich's life and involvement in the case was the subject of the 2000 film Erin Brockovich, which starred Julia Roberts in the title role.
This evet is free and open to the public, but registration is required.