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Alex and Lena Casper Memorial Lecture features a special presentation by Erin Brockovich.
Ever since Julia Roberts portrayed her in the Oscar-winning Hollywood movie of the same name, Erin Brockovich has been a byword for grit, determination, and dogged persistence. The film turned an unknown legal researcher into a 20th century icon by showcasing her role behind the largest medical settlement lawsuit in history. Brockovich’s exhaustive investigation uncovered that Pacific Gas & Electric had been poisoning the town of Hinkley’s water for more than 30 years. The resulting 1996 tort injury settlement was the largest of its kind: $333 million in damages to more than 600 residents.
The story and eventual film made “Erin Brockovich” a household name. Over time, Brockovich realized she could use her recognition to spread positive messages of empowerment. Her subsequent success as a “New York Times” bestselling author, inspirational speaker, and activist has encouraged countless others to stand up and make a difference in the world.
Questions? Email Matthew Smith at SmithMD6@MiamiOH.edu.