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October 21, 2021

SVSU to host central figure in Flint water crisis

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha helped uncover dire situation

Saginaw Valley State University will host Mona Hanna-Attisha, M.D., the Flint pediatrician whose research proved that children were exposed to lead from the Flint water supply, on Monday, Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m. Guests can attend this free community event in person or watch the lecture virtually.

Hanna-Attisha ― or Dr. Mona, as she is affectionately called ― will recount her role in uncovering the Flint water crisis, discuss the city’s current challenges and emphasize the importance of advocacy in health and medicine.

Hanna-Attisha is the author of “What the Eyes Don’t See: A story of crisis, resistance, and hope in an American City.” She is founder and director of the Michigan State University and Hurley children’s Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative and an assistant professor in the MSU College of Human Medicine.

This lecture is made possible through Saginaw Valley State University’s Early Assurance Program partnership with MSU of Human Medicine and is sponsored, in part, by an SVSU Foundation Resource Grant. The lecture is part of the annual Your Health Lecture Series initiative between SVSU, MSU College of Human Medicine and Mid-Michigan Health.

Register for the event here. Registrants will be able to select their viewing preference. A livestream link or lecture location information will be sent following registration.