Activist Erin Brockovich Headlines Blauvelt Lecture Series at Grunin Center April 12

Mar 28, 2018
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It’s been more than 17 years since Julia Roberts starred in the Oscar-winning film “Erin Brockovich,” about the dogged legal researcher behind the largest medical settlement lawsuit in history. Brockovich remains one of the most requested speakers on the international lecture circuit, and on Thursday, April 12, she will take the stage at Ocean County College’s Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts at 7 p.m., as part of OCC’s Blauvelt Lecture Series.

Tickets for “An Evening with Erin Brockovich” are $40. A VIP Meet and Greet, beginning at 5:30 p.m., is an additional $35 and includes wine, beer and gourmet hors d’oeuvres.

Brockovich was instrumental in assembling a case against the Pacific Gas and Electric Co. of California in 1993, and her successful lawsuit was the subject of the 2000 film that carries her name. Brockovich has since become a media personality and, as well, continues her environmental and legal activism.

She is president of Brockovich Research and Consulting, for which “she is involved in numerous environmental projects worldwide,” OCC explains. “She has requests for her help in ground water contamination complaints in every state of the United States, as well as Australia and other international hot spots. She is currently working on cases in California, Texas, Florida, Michigan, Illinois and Missouri.

“She is a true American hero whose icon status and ‘stick-to-it-iveness’ only fuel her determination to expose injustice and lend her voice to those who do not have one.”

For tickets to the April 12 lecture, call the Grunin Center Box Office at 732-255-0500. —J.K.H.

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