Flint water crisis whistleblower to give public talk

What the Eyes Don t See trade ppbkThe Bowling Green State University community has the opportunity to hear firsthand from the doctor who brought to light the presence of dangerous lead in the public water system of Flint, Michigan, forcing the state to finally acknowledge it and take action in what became a national scandal.

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, author of “What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City,” will give a public talk at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1 in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom at the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. The book is BGSU’s 2019 Common Read, required for all incoming, full-time first-year students. Faculty, staff, parents and community members are also encouraged to attend.

Attendance is free, but registration is requested.

Because of her extensive research, her crusade for the people of Flint, and her inspiration for others to speak out against injustices, Hanna-Attisha was named one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World.” In “What the Eyes Don’t See,” she shares her experience as a pediatrician recognizing what was happening and then conducting investigations and fighting for justice.

After her talk, Hanna-Attisha will answer audience questions and sign copies of the book. "What the Eyes Don’t See” is available for purchase at Falcon Outfitters.

PHOTO CREDIT: MSU Communications and Brand Strategy

Updated: 03/09/2020 09:12AM