Flint Water Crisis Scientist to Speak in Holland


MIT Media Lab

2018 Disobedience Awards at the MIT Media Lab

Audrey Bortner and Clara Mitchell

When the Flint water crisis became national news in 2014, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha was one of the lead scientists helping to solve it. And now Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha is coming to the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts on Tuesday, March 24 at 9:00 am to talk about her book What the Eyes Don’t See, which is about her experience during the Flint water crisis.

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha is a pediatrician, scientist, author, and activist, and she is also the founder and director of the MSU’s Hurley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative. After learning about the water crisis, she looked into the lead levels of people in Flint, which were abnormally high. She exposed this information at a press conference in September of 2015, advising people not to use the tap water. 

Her speech on March 24 is open to the public, including students, parents, and faculty of Black River and Hope College.

In addition to speaking about her book and experiences, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha will host a book signing from 10:00 am – 11:00 am.

Prior to the event, book discussions will be held at Herrick District Library in the small conference room on Tuesday, Feb 19 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm.