Thursday, Mar 26
Join Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, author of What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City for a conversation, Q&A, and book signing.
What the Eyes Don't See is the inspiring story of how Dr. Mona, alongside a team of researchers, parents, friends, and community leaders, discovered that the children of Flint, Michigan, were being exposed to lead in their tap water—and then battled her own government and a brutal backlash to expose that truth to the world. Paced like a scientific thriller, What the Eyes Don’t See reveals how misguided austerity policies, broken democracy, and callous bureaucratic indifference placed an entire city at risk, and how through this a city demonstrated resilience. And at the center of the story is Dr. Mona herself—an immigrant, doctor, scientist, and mother whose family’s activist roots inspired her pursuit of justice.
MCCC’s student newspaper, the “Agora” staff members Todd Salisbury (editor), Jordan Jewell (assistant editor), Abby Nisley (reporter), and Noah Black (reporter) will lead the conversation on stage with Dr. Mona.
Books will be available for purchase and signing following the presentation.