An Evening of Celebration & Fundraising for Flint

Join Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha to celebrate her new book,
WHAT THE EYES DON'T SEE and give to Flint Kids Fund

June 27, 2018 in Royal Oak, MI

“It’s one thing to point out a problem. It is another thing altogether to step up and work to fix it.” – Erin Brockovich

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Random House and One World, with media sponsor Michigan Radio, are pleased to host an Evening with Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha in Conversation to raise money for Flint Kids Fund and celebrate the publication of her memoir, WHAT THE EYES DON’T SEE: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City.  In addition to the program, the evening includes a copy of Dr. Mona’s new book, a book signing with Dr. Mona; beer from Michigan’s own HopCat Brewery and snacks; raffle prizes with two tickets to a 2018-2019 season Detroit Pistons home game; tote bags of books for the cook, young readers and summer; a gift basket from Zingerman’s the Ann Arbor institution and purveyor of fine foods; and the opportunity to bid on The Dream Chandelier created by children from the Cummings Great Expectations Child Development Center.

The story of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan shocked the nation—that a city located directly in the middle of the largest source of clean water in the world had been using contaminated water and exposed thousands of children to lead poisoning, seemed like an impossibility.  At the heart of uncovering the truth was pediatrician Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, accompanied by an idiosyncratic team of researchers, parents, friends, and community leaders.

Dr. Mona’s new memoir, WHAT THE EYES DON’T SEE, is the story of a city on the ropes whose residents came together to fight for justice, self-determination, and the right to build a better world for their—and all of our—children.

Join us for a powerful evening with Dr. Mona as she engages in an intimate conversation with Michigan Radio’s Investigative Reporter, Lindsey Smith about hope and the future for Flint and the city’s kids. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Flint Kids Fund of the Foundation for Flint. The Fund provides resources for the long-term health and development needs of Flint children exposed to lead in their drinking water.

“Hanna-Attisha infuses her story with context from her own family history … Told with passion and intelligence, What the Eyes Don’t See is an essential text for understanding the full scope of injustice in Flint and the importance of fighting for what’s right.”Booklist, starred review

Event Details

What was Included

  • Book signing opportunity with Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha
  • Beer from HopCat Brewery & Snacks
  • A portion of the proceeds after expenses will go to Flint Kids Fund
  • Raffle of two lower level tickets for a Detroit Pistons game during the 2018-19 season at the Little Cesar's Arena
  • One World "Lit" Tote Bag
  • Raffle of Zingerman's gift basket
  • Opportunity to bid on The Dream Chandelier created by children from the Cummings Great Expectations Child Development Center
  • Guaranteed Seating

Date & Time

June 27, 2018
Doors Open at 6:30PM; 7:00PM: Author Talk and Audience Q&A: Book Signing to Follow to 9:00PM


Royal Oak, MI

415 S Lafayette Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48067


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About Flint Kids


Flint Child Health and Development Fund

How We’re Responding

The Flint water crisis has touched the hearts of people nationwide, and the response to is inspiring and deeply appreciated. To date, we have raised over $19 million in gifts for the Flint Child Health and Development Fund and have awarded nearly $5 Million in grants.

Donating to the Flint Child Health & Development Fund is the single-most important action you can take to ensure long-term change for the better in response to our water crisis. We know the needs of Flint children exposed to lead, particularly those most vulnerable – children ages 0-6 – are ongoing and long-term.  When you make a donation to the Flint Child Health & Development Fund, you can be assured that your gift will be used for the long term health and development needs of Flint children exposed to lead.

Donate Now

Have questions? 
Please contact Mary Jo Herbig, Director of Communications, with questions, comments and concerns at or 810-767-8270.

If Mailing a Gift
Gifts should be made payable to Foundation for Flint. Please mention Flint Child Health and Development Fund in your correspondence.

Mail to:
Foundation for Flint
Community Foundation Building
500 S. Saginaw St., Suite 200
Flint, MI 48502

About the Hosts

MSU's Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha.

Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH, is associate professor of pediatrics at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and director of the pediatric residency program at Hurley Children’s Hospital in Flint, Michigan. Dr. Hanna-Attisha received her bachelor’s and Master of Public Health degrees from the University of Michigan and her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She completed her residency at Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit, where she was chief resident. In 2015, Dr. Hanna-Attisha was heralded internationally for her study that exposed elevated lead blood levels in Flint children. Today, Dr. Hanna-Attisha directs the Michigan State University and Hurley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative, an innovative and model public health program to research, monitor and mitigate the impact of the Flint Water Crisis and help all Flint children grow up healthy and strong. In addition, Dr. Hanna-Attisha is the author of the forthcoming book, “What The Eyes Don’t See.”

Lindsey Smith is Michigan Radio’s Investigative Reporter. She previously served as Michigan Radio’s West Michigan Reporter. Lindsey has worked as a reporter at radio stations in both West and Southeast Michigan, and her work has been repeatedly recognized by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters and Michigan Associated Press. Her 2015 documentary about the Flint water crisis, Not Safe to Drink, won the station a national Edward R. Murrow Award, an Alfred I. duPont – Columbia University Award, and a Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Award. The Detroit chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists named her “Young Journalist of the Year” in 2014. She’s a graduate of Eastern Michigan University and Specs Howard School of Media Arts.