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Living Literature Presents What the Eyes Don't See

Living Literature is a collective of Rhode Island based artists and educators who teach literature through a unique and imaginative process. Participants experience the literature on their feet while observers see the story unfold before them. Find more about Living Literature here.
 
This year's Reading Across Rhode Island (RARI) selection is What the Eyes Don't See by Mona Hanna-Attisha, a powerful memoir of Mona's uncovering of elevated lead levels in Flint, Michigan's drinking water. The selection deals with themes of corporate greed, grassroots activism, environmental racism, sexism in the sciences, race relations, governmental coverup, and family. Find more about RARI here.
 
What the Eyes Don't See is the inspiring story of how Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha - accompanied by an idiosyncratic team of researchers, parents, friends, and community leaders - proved that Flint's kids were exposed to lead and then fought her own government and a brutal backlash to expose that truth to the world.
 
Copies are available through the public catalog in hardcover, audiobook, eBook, and eAudiobook here.
 
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RARI 2019:
Living Literature Presents What the Eyes Don't See on Tuesday, March 19 at 7 pm (no registration, info here)
What the Eyes Don't See - Book Discussion on Tuesday, April 2 at 7 pm (register here)
From Flint: Voices of a Poisoned City - Film & Discussion on Thursday, April 4 at 1 pm (no registration, info here)
Something in the Water - Film & Discussion on Monday, April 15 at 7 pm (no registration, info here)
Event Location: 
Salem Family Auditorium (Second Floor)