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What the Eyes Don’t See: Stories from the Flint Water Crisis

November 17, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The Institute for Women’s Leadership in collaboration with Rutgers Global and the Innovation, Design, and Entrepreneurship Academy are holding the Anita Ashok Datar Lecture on Women’s Global Health at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 17, 2022.

This year’s lecture, titled “What the Eyes Don’t See: Stories from the Frontlines of the Flint Water Crisis,” features a conversation with Mona Hanna-Attisha and Mary E. O’Dowd. Hanna-Attisha is a pediatrician, scientist, activist, and author whose research exposed the Flint, Michigan, water crisis. O’Dowd is the executive director of health systems and population health integration at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences and a core professional member of Rutgers Global Health Institute.

Hanna-Attisha will share her dramatic story of how she used science to prove that children were exposed to lead. Drawing on her research, she mounted a courageous public campaign and overcame a brutal backlash.

Hanna-Attisha was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World and recognized as one of USA Today’s Women of the Century. An accomplished academic and an inspiring change-maker, she is a tenured professor and author of the book What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City.

College Avenue Student Center, 126 College Ave., New Brunswick, NJ

Free and open to the public. Visit for details, including speaker bios and the origin of the lecture series. For more information, contact the Institute for Women’s Leadership.


November 17, 2022
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Institute for Women’s Leadership
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College Avenue Student Center
126 College Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ 08901 United States
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