Raise Your Voice

The physician who first exposed the Flint water crisis motivates organizations seeking to profoundly change the world.
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Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha addresses a community organization on the response to the Flint water crisis, and how every citizen can be an advocate for safer, healthier communities.

Program Topics

  • What The Eyes Don’t See: Stories From the Frontline of Flint’s Water Crisis

    In this powerful talk, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha delivers a personal account of her research and activism to expose and mitigate the effects of the Flint water crisis. Her dramatic story, from how she used science to prove that Flint children were affected by lead to the brutal backlash she faced after courageously going public with her findings, inspires audiences to safeguard their own communities by speaking truth to power.

What the Eyes Don’t See

What the Eyes Don’t See

Here is the inspiring story of how Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, alongside a team of researchers, parents, friends, and community leaders, discovered that the children of Flint, Michigan, were being exposed to lead in their tap water—and then battled her own government and a brutal backlash to expose that truth to the world. Paced like a scientific thriller, What the Eyes Don’t See reveals how misguided austerity policies, broken democracy, and callous bureaucratic indifference placed an entire city at risk. And at the center of the story is Dr. Mona herself—an immigrant, doctor, scientist, and mother whose family’s activist roots inspired her pursuit of justice.

FORMATS AVAILABLE: Hardcover, paperback, eBook, audiobook

PAGE COUNT; PUBLICATION DATE: 384 pages; June 19, 2018

What the Eyes Don’t See

A stirring and personal account . . . For all her doggedness, Hanna-Attisha is a goofy, appealing, very human narrator. . . . Hers is the book I’d recommend to those coming to the issue for the first time; the crisis becomes personalized through the stories of her patients and their parents.”


—Parul Sehgal, The New York Times

“Mona Hanna-Attisha’s account of that urban man-made disaster reads both as a detective story and as an exposé of government corruption. . .  Her book’s message is that we each have the power to fix things, to make the world safer by opening one another’s eyes to problems. Her book reinforced my belief that the first step to becoming a citizen activist is seeing the world as it should be, not as it is given to you.”

The Seattle Times
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