Listen to the voices of those living in crisis and the woman who fought for their basic human right. In the hopes of providing greater visibility to the Flint water crisis through the amplification of voices previously unheard, Chicago-based artist Jan Tichy and high school students from Flint and Lansing have created Beyond Streaming, a sound mural currently on view in the Education Wing. These recorded experiences will be the backdrop to an engaging presentation delivered by the distinguished Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha. Mona Hanna-Attisha MD, MPH, FAAP, is director of the Michigan State University and Hurley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative, and is assistant professor of pediatrics at the MSU College of Human Medicine. Dr. Mona’s research and testing of lead levels in Flint children proved beyond all doubt, ignorance or dismissiveness that Flint’s water had become poisonous. Please join us for this unique opportunity to see past the media coverage and catch a glimpse of the lives at stake. TIME has named Mona Hanna-Attisha to the 2016 TIME 100—its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The Altered Tour series invites scholars and experts across a multitude of disciplines to give guided tours of exhibitions through a non-art centered point of view.
Friday, March 3, 7pm
Seating for this event is limited. Please plan accordingly.