Thank you for attending Pisgah Legal’s
11th annual Justice Forum featuring
Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha!
Thank you for joining us for our 11th Annual Justice Forum. We were informed, motivated and energized by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, the powerful child-health advocate who exposed the Flint water crisis and brought justice to the people of Flint. The power of her words resonated even in the virtual space and moved us as a community to act, advocate and inspire to create a world that is safe and healthy for our most vulnerable- especially our children.
Please enjoy this recording of the Justice Forum in case you want to re-watch or share with others who could not attend. Per our agreement with the speaker’s bureau, the recording will only be available until October 22, 2021.
Let us know what you thought! Please share your impressions and feedback by sending an email to [email protected].
- Watch an introduction of Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha: Uncovering the Flint Water Crisis
- Listen to an interview: Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha Says Lessons Learned in Flint Can Help
In Fight Against COVID-19
- Follow Dr. Mona on Twitter and Facebook
- Buy a copy of Dr. Mona’s book, What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance and Hope in an American City. You can order it from Asheville independent bookseller, Malaprop’s or from Dr. Mona’s website at www.monahannaattisha.com.
- Stay up to date on her articles and advocacy on her website.
- Watch her TED Talk Flint’s fight for America’s children and various talks and interviews here.
- Read more on how Pisgah Legal addresses social determinants of health and improves health outcomes for our WNC community.
- Read this recent news story in the Citizen-Times: Study: Black, Low-Income Asheville Areas More At Risk for Poor Environmental Conditions
Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha MD, MPH, FAAP is the advocate who exposed the dangerous levels of lead in Flint, Michigan’s drinking water after testing blood lead levels in its children. Dr. Hanna-Attisha announced her research findings to the national press and is recognized globally as a health and social justice advocate.
A pediatrician, scientist, activist and author, Dr. Hanna-Attisha was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World and recognized as one of USA Today’s Women of the Century for her role in uncovering the Flint water crisis and leading recovery efforts, and most recently, received the 2020 Fries Prize for Improving Health. She has testified three times before the United States Congress and was awarded the Freedom of Expression Courage Award by PEN America.
She is founder and director of the Michigan State University and Hurley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative, an innovative and model public health program in Flint, Michigan. She is the author of the widely acclaimed and bestselling book What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City, a powerful first-hand account of the Flint water crisis, the signature environmental disaster of our time, and a riveting narrative of personal advocacy.
With concentrations in environmental health and health policy, Dr. Hanna-Attisha received her bachelor’s degree and Master of Public Health degree from the University of Michigan. She completed her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and her residency at Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit, where she was chief resident. She is currently a Charles Stewart Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health and an associate professor of pediatrics and human development at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. A COVID-19 survivor, Mona says that good governance, faith in science, prevention, and understanding disparities are all important lessons learned from the Flint water crisis and are applicable to the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information on this Speaker, please visit www.prhspeakers.com.
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