What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City - Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha

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What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City - Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha

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Date and Time

  • Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Location

Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, Warren Auditorium

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110

Cost

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Details

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha is a physician, scientist, and activist who has been called to testify twice before the United States Congress, awarded the Freedom of Expression Courage Award from PEN America, named to Time 100, and has attracted an army of allies across the country.

By the crusading pediatrician who brought the fight for justice in Flint to the national spotlight, What the Eyes Don't See:  A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City is a powerful first-hand account of the Flint water crisis, the signature environmental disaster of our time, and a riveting narrative of personal advocacy. Here is the dramatic story of how Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha used science to prove Flint kids were exposed to lead, and how she courageously went public with her research and faced a brutal backlash.

A medical and scientific thriller, What the Eyes Don't See grapples with our country’s history of environmental injustice. But it also tells the unique and inspiring personal story of Dr. Mona - an immigrant, a doctor, and a scientist.  Dr. Mona is an Iraqi-American, from a country we have basically been at war with most of her life.  She was raised by dissident scientists whose family roots in social justice buoyed her through the fight for justice in Flint. Her family stories are tightly interwoven in the book, creating a gripping human portrait of advocacy and action.

  • Tickets are free, but registration is required.
  • Seating is first-come, first-served.
  • Check-in and doors open at 1:15 p.m. The event will start on time — please allow ample time to find parking and get to the theater.
  • Please enter campus from the west entrance and park in the west lot.
  • Books will be available for sale at the event.
  • Please print out your tickets.

This event is open to the public

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Humanities Center
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