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    Erin Brockovich

    When: Saturday 22 October at 2.30PM

    Where: Bonython Hall

    Speakers: Erin Brockovich, Phillip Adams

    Erin Brockovich gained international recognition for her courageous efforts to expose the contamination of community drinking water by the Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Her successful campaign won the largest financial settlement ever paid out in a direct action lawsuit in US history. Erin will be joined in conversation by cultural commentator and 2016 AFoI dedicatee, Phillip Adams.

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    Youth lead the change

    When: Sunday 23 October at 11:15AM

    Where: Open State Hub

    Speakers: Erin Brockovich, Phillip Adams, Shari Davis

    With the financial crisis of 2008 having seen youth unemployment rise to alarming levels, the City Government of Boston has taken a radical approach to youth engagement, not only asking young people what they want to happen in their city, but providing US$1 million for them to put towards capital projects they believe in.

    Presented by: THE ASSISTANCE OF OPEN STATE

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    Catalysing collective intelligence

    When: Sunday 23 October at 2:30PM

    Where: Hetzel Theatre

    Speakers: Erin Brockovich, Phillip Adams, Shari Davis, Mark Beam

    How we can catalyse the collective intelligence required to address the unprecedented global challenges before us? The Buckminster Fuller Institute accelerates the development of solutions by encouraging participants to conceive and apply transformative strategies based on whole systems thinking, Nature’s fundamental principles, and an ethically driven worldview.

    Presented by: THE ASSISTANCE OF OPEN STATE

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