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Virtual SJCC: Book Fest in Your Living Room – Erin Brockovich
August 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Erin Brockovich Author Talk + Q&A
“Superman’s Not Coming: Our National Water Crisis and What We the People Can Do About It”
Presented in partnership with the JCC Literary Consortium
Environmental activist and consumer advocate Erin Brockovich’s long-awaited book explores the imminent threats to the world’s water supply and actions each of us can take before it’s too late. Author talk and Q&A moderated by CNN journalist Holly Firfer.
In environmental activist and consumer advocate 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. “Superman’s Not Coming” 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.
Brockovich 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 she has worked with who have helped 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 an environmental activist, consumer advocate, renowned crusader, and champion fighter-maverick, whose courageous case against Pacific Gas & Electric was dramatized in the eponymous Oscar-winning film. She 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.
Virtual SJCC Book Fest in Your Living Room is presented by the JCC Literary Consortium partners: the JCCs Atlanta, Baltimore, Boulder, Cherry Hill, Dallas, Ft. Lauderdale, Indianapolis, Nashville, Memphis, Miami, Rochester, and Seattle (although not all JCCs participate in all programs)
Book Sales Partner: Island Books. A percentage of each sale supports the J.