Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha to speak on uncovering Flint water crisis at Feb. 16 event

Will also discuss vaccine hesitancy, importance of civic engagement

Speech Flier

Water Justice, a speaker event featuring Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, will be held Feb. 16 in Warriner Hall.

The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Plachta Auditorium with a moderated Q&A. After, audience members will have the opportunity to ask Hanna-Attisha their own questions.

Hanna-Attisha is a pediatrician from the Flint area, whose research was instrumental in uncovering the Flint water crisis. 

At the event, she will discuss her experience with the Flint water crisis, the affect government distrust has on vaccine hesitancy and the importance of civic engagement.

Symantha Misale, who helped organize the event, is hoping it will have a large impact on those in attendance.

"Our hope is that students will see that by being active members of their community and getting involved in asking hard questions, (they) can be changemakers," she said.

Attendees will receive a free copy of Hannah-Attisha's book, "What the Eyes Don't See", a New York Times Notable Book of 2018.

The following departments collaborated to bring Hannah-Attisha to campus:

  • Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center
  • CMU Program Board
  • Eta Sigma Gamma
  • Residence Housing Association
  • Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute
  • College of Medicine
  • Residence Life
  • CMU Honors Program
  • College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

More information about the event and how to attend can be found on the Engage Central website.