Movie ‘Erin Brockovich’ to be shown at Catawba before Brockovich’s visit
October 17, 7 pm
Tom Smith Auditorium
The Center for the Environment at Catawba College will show the movie Erin Brockovich starring Julia Roberts on Monday, October 17, in advance of Brockovich’s presentation at the college in November.
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 over unsafe drinking water. The $333 million settlement they received is the largest of its kind in the history of the United States.
In the time since the Hinkley lawsuit that made her famous, Brockovich has continued to work as a consumer advocate and environmental activist. She has been involved in numerous successful lawsuits against environmental polluters and others. She is the president of Brockovich Research & Consulting and in partnership with Google curates a crowd-sourced map intended to track possible environmental health hazards around the world.
The movie will be shown at 7 p.m. in Tom Smith Auditorium of Ketner Hall on the Catawba campus. It is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register call 704.637.4791.