UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND — Mona Hanna-Attisha, author of What the Eyes Don't See, will speak with Dr. Karen Remley, former CEO of the American Academy of Pediatrics, on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Modlin Center for the Arts, Camp Concert Hall.

The 2019-2020 One Book, One Richmond selection, What the Eyes Don't See, offers a Hanna-Attisha’s first-hand account of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Hanna-Attisha conducted research on Flint’s water. After discovering the highly elevated levels of lead, Hanna-Attisha, risked her career by releasing her findings and urged Flint residents to stop drinking the contaminated water and called for a health advisory from the city.  

Hanna-Attisha is the founder and director of the Michigan State University and Hurley Children's Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative, a model program to mitigate the effects of the Flint water crisis.

Dr. Karen Remley has served as the Inaugural Senior Fellow at the de Beaumont Foundation, dedicated to pragmatic solutions to improve public health. She previously served as CEO of the American Academy of Pediatrics, commissioner of health for the Commonwealth of Virginia under two governors, and CEO of Physicians for Peace.

“We are excited to bridge the public health conversation in Flint, Michigan with a national voice on pediatrics that helps provide a local context,” said Adrienne Piazza, associate director of student engagement and coordinator of One Book, One Richmond. “Each year One Book, One Richmond brings together classes, community leaders, and our campus.”

The event is free and open to the public but tickets are required. 


Associate Director, Student Engagement and Director, Bonner Scholars Program