Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha Presents What the Eyes Don’t See

“As we grapple with our own water crises, we are pleased to host Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha of Michigan State University, whose courageous advocacy on behalf of her young patients made such a difference in Flint. Our graduates—from engineering to economics, from pediatrics to public health—play a vital role in designing and maintaining the infrastructure we need for clean, safe water in Hawai‘i and to ensuring the health of our larger population. We look forward to learning more about Dr. Hanna-Attisha’s important work in these same areas. She is an inspiration.”

The UH Better Tomorrow Speaker Series is pleased to announce an in-person talk by pediatrician, author, and activist Mona Hanna-Attisha, a key whistleblower in the Flint, Michigan lead poisoning crisis, a topic of acute relevance on O‘ahu.

The event is free and open to the public. Registration HERE.

Mona Hanna-Attisha has an endowed professorship in public health at Michigan State University, and she is the founding director of the Pediatric Health Initiative. For her role in the Flint water crisis, she was named on of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in the World and recognized by USA Today as one of its Women of the Century. An alumna of the University of Michigan, Dr. Hanna-Attisha received her M.D. from Michigan State University and served as chief resident at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit. She is the author of What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City.

“In order to protect Flint’s youngest and most vulnerable residents from ongoing and irreversible harm, Dr. Hanna-Attisha had to fight bureaucrats, politicians, and indifference. In dealing with the U.S. Navy at Red Hill, environmental and public health advocates have faced many of the same challenges, going back years. We are excited to welcome Dr. Hanna-Attisha to Hawai‘i. We have much to learn from each other.”