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BOOK DISCUSSION: Great Lakes/Great Books
May 6 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Discuss books that have the Great Lakes as setting or subject matter
GREAT LAKES/GREAT BOOKS
A monthly book club discussing works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that have the Great Lakes as a setting or as subject matter. This month’s selection is What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City by Mona Hanna-Attisha.
This 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. 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. This is a riveting account of a shameful disaster that became a tale of hope, the story of a city on the ropes that came together to fight for justice, self-determination, and the right to build a better world for their–and all of our–children.
Discussions are presented live via Zoom. If you would like to take part, please email Artistic Director Jerod Santek for the link. Please note: this is the final discussion of the 2020-21 season. If the pandemic and weather permits, this meeting will be held outside on Write On’s north terrace. Please email or call for more information.