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St. Louis Jewish Book Festival: Erin Brockovich
August 30, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Superman’s Not Coming: Our National Water Crisis and What We the People Can Do About It
Zoom Webinar Author Talk + Q & A
Sunday, August 30, 7pm
Free Program; Registration Required
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In Conversation with Holly Firfer, TV Journalist
Environmental activist. Consumer advocate. Renowned crusader. Champion fighter. Maverick.
From Erin Brockovich, whose courageous case against Pacific Gas and Electric was dramatized in the Oscar-winning film, comes a book to inspire change that looks at our present situation with water and reveals the imminent threats to our most precious, essential element, and shows us how we can each take action to make changes in our cities, our towns, our villages, before it is too late.
In Erin Brockovich’s long-awaited book – her first to reckon with conditions on our planet – she makes clear why we are in the trouble we’re in, and how, in large and practical ways, we each can take actions to bring about change. She shows us what’s at stake, and writes of the fraudulent science that disguises these issues, along with cancer clusters not being reported. She writes of the saga of PG&E that continues to this day and of the communities and people she has worked with who have helped to make an impact. She writes of the water operator in Poughkeepsie, New York, who responded to his customers’ concerns and changed his system to create some of the safest water in the country; of the moms in Hannibal, Missouri, who became the first citizens in the nation to file an ordinance prohibiting the use of ammonia in their public drinking water; and about how we can protect our right to clean water by fighting for better enforcement of the laws, new legislation and better regulations. She cannot fight all battles for all people and gives us the tools to take actions ourselves, have our voices be heard, and know that steps are being taken to make sure our water is safe to drink and use.
About the Author
Erin Brockovich is the president of Brockovich Research & Consulting and the founder of the Erin Brockovich Foundation, a nonprofit organization created to educate and empower communities in their fight for clean water. She hosts her own show on PodcastOne. She lives in Southern California.
Presented in partnership with the following JCC Consortium: Atlanta, Boulder, Cherry Hill, Dallas, Indianapolis, Nashville, Memphis, Miami, Rochester, and Seattle