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Feb
05

One Book Lecture with Mona Hanna-Attisha

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Modlin Center for the Arts, Camp Concert Hall
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The One Book, One Richmond 2019-20 keynote will feature Mona Hanna-Attisha, pediatrician, professor, public health advocate, and author of What the Eyes Don't See. 

Released in June 2018, What the Eyes Don't See is a riveting account of a shameful disaster that became a tale of hope, the story of a city on the ropes that came together to fight for justice, self-determination, and the right to build a better world for their—and all of our—children.

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha ("Dr. Mona") conducted research on lead levels in the water of Flint, Michigan, releasing her findings in September 2015 at a risk to her career. Her research revealed highly elevated lead levels in the water, prompting Dr. Mona to urge Flint residents to stop drinking the water and call for the city to release a health advisory. The ensuing public health emergency would become known as the Flint water crisis. Dr. Mona is the founder and director of the Michigan State University and Hurley Children's Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative, a model program to mitigate the impact of the Flint water crisis so that all Flint children grow up healthy and strong.

The One Book, One Richmond lecture will be held in Camp Concert Hall. On the day of the event, please be in your seat by 5:55 p.m. or your ticket will be void. The standby line will begin in the Modlin Center for those who do not have a ticket. This event's overflow room will be located in the Modlin Center. Reception to follow in the Modlin Center Lobby.