February 5, 2020 7:00PM
Camp Concert Hall
One Book, One Richmond
The One Book, One Richmond 2019-20 keynote will feature a special conversation between Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, author of What the Eyes Don't See, and Dr. Karen Remley, former CEO of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Released in June 2018, What the Eyes Don't See is a powerful first-hand account of the Flint water crisis, the signature environmental disaster of our time, and a riveting narrative of personal advocacy.
Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha ("Dr. Mona") conducted research on lead levels in the water of Flint, Michigan, releasing her findings in September 2015 at a risk to her career. Her research revealed highly elevated lead levels in the water, prompting Dr. Mona to urge Flint residents to stop drinking the water and call for the city to release a health advisory. The ensuing public health emergency would become known as the Flint water crisis. Dr. Mona 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 impact of the Flint water crisis so that all Flint children grow up healthy and strong.
Dr. Karen Remley has more than 30 years of experience in public health and healthcare, with leadership roles in the public and private sector. Most recently she 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, chief medical director of Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Virginia and CEO of Physicians for Peace.
The One Book, One Richmond lecture will be held in Camp Concert Hall. On the day of the event, please be in your seat by 6:55 p.m. or your ticket will be void. The standby line will begin in the Modlin Center for those who do not have a ticket. This event's overflow room will be located in the Modlin Center. Reception to follow in the Modlin Center Lobby.
For information regarding ticketing for classes, please visit the One Book, One Richmond site.