We have a lot in common and that is a commitment to improving our environment and a commitment to your education. We help create awareness for others in communities so that everyone can live in a peaceful, clean and safe environment,” Erin said.
Kayla Mottola, the event’s organizer said that Brockovich was “a fearless woman who has dedicated her life to challenging” the status quo.
Erin, reflecting upon her work exposing the environmental and public health crisis affecting the town of Hinckley, Calif where hundreds of people were diagnosed with cancer as a result of groundwater contamination stemming from a local energy plant, urged students to never give up.
“You have to develop the habit of persevering even when you don’t want to and it would be easier to give up,” she said. “That’s one thing they never did in Hinckley, California: They never gave up.”
Special thanks to Carol Rosskam for the feedback.
Thanks to HEAT for organizing Erin’s talk. She was truly inspirational and thought provoking. On such a stormy night, it was great to see those who were there…Thanks to Erin for joining us last night!