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.
We will be hosting a book discussion of What the Eyes Don't See on Tuesday, April 2 at 7 pm. Register using the form below. Limited to 15 participants. Each participant will be given a copy to read prior to the book discussion. Free and open to all.
What the Eyes Don't See
is available on multiple formats through the public catalog in hardcover, audiobook, eBook, and eAudiobook here.
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