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The Bull Run Speaker Series Presents: Erin Brockovich

Bull Run Restaurant [Shirley]

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Date: April 7, 2024
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Bull Run Restaurant
Address: 215 Great Road Shirley

Say the name Erin Brockovich and you think strong, tough and stubborn.

It’s been over 15 years since Julia Roberts starred in the Oscar-winning tour de force, Erin Brockovich. The film turned an unknown legal researcher into a 20th century icon by showcasing how her dogged persistence was the impelling force behind the largest medical settlement lawsuit in history. Since then, Erin hasn’t been resting on her laurels…she continues to fight hard and win big. This gutsy broad doesn’t apologize for who she is.

Erin’s latest book release, Superman’s Not Coming: Our National Water Crisis and What We the People Can Do About It, has drawn wide media attention as she continues to fight head-to-head with the big boys.

From her roots growing up in Lawrence, Kansas, Erin first landed a job as a management trainee for K-Mart. When that didn’t make her swagger, she decided to study electrical engineering. But that wasn’t enough for the Kansas beauty; she entered the Miss Pacific Coast beauty pageant on a fluke, and, not surprisingly, won the title.  When she realized that beauty pageants weren’t her thing, Erin, her husband, and her two children settled in Reno, Nevada. After divorcing, the single mother became a secretary at a brokerage firm where she met and married her second husband. But that marriage was short lived, and the now mother of three was solo again. Up until this point, Erin was the average divorced single mother trying to make a living, until she crossed paths with lawyer Ed Masry, and this meeting changed the course of both of their lives.