February 10, 2020
MSU Minority Child Development Series: Children and the Water Crisis in Flint - "What the Eyes Don't See"
10:30 am. - 11:45 a.m.
Monday, February 10, 2020
Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, Riverside Room
Light breakfast provided
National Health Crisis - Lead in water
Half a million children between 1 and 5 impacted by lead poisoning
Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha will be speaking from the pages in her book on the history of lead in Flint water and environment, how it is intertwined with politics, the social trajectories of poor people, and health policy. She will provide evidence of the impact on children in Flint and the ensuing outcomes for education, health, mental health and child development. Finally she will provide some evidence of current interventions and where health and water policy should go. She argues, this is both a local and national crisis.
Sponsored by: University Outreach and Engagement, the Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, and the Department of Human Development and Family Studies