Special Events

  • 9/27 Legacy Speaker Series: Flint, MI Water Crisis

    Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in Flint, MI

    Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha

    Monday, September 27th | 7:00PM | Livestream Event


    The University of Connecticut’s Leadership Legacy Experience is pleased to host Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, for a livestream lecture about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, and its effects.


    Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH, FAAP is the founder and director of the Hurley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative and author of What the Eyes Don’t See. With concentrations in environmental health and health policy, Dr. Hanna-Attisha received her bachelor’s degree and Master of Public Health degree from the University of Michigan. She completed her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and her residency at Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit, where she was chief resident. She is currently a Charles Stewart Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health and an associate professor of pediatrics and human development at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.


    A pediatrician, scientist, activist, and author, Dr. Hanna-Attisha has testified four times before the United States Congress and was awarded the Freedom of Expression Courage Award by PEN America. She 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 for her role in uncovering the Flint water crisis and leading recovery efforts, and most recently, received the 2020 CDC Foundation’s Fries Prize for Improving Health.


    A frequent contributor to national media outlets, including the New York Times and Washington Post, Dr. Hanna-Attisha has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, BBC, and countless other outlets championing the cause of children in Flint and beyond.


    Admission to this event is free. All members of the UConn community are welcome to attend. The link to the livestream can be found here: https://leadershiplegacy.uconn.edu/dr-mona-hanna-attisha/


    Leadership & Organizational Development at the University of Connecticut facilitates educational and experiential initiatives that challenge individuals and organizations to explore, strengthen, and elevate their character, leadership, and ability to contribute as global citizens. The Leadership Legacy Experience is the University’s most prestigious leadership development program; through lectures, discussions and presentations, the Leadership Legacy Speaker Series offers the campus community access to renowned scholars and leaders who explore critical issues of the day.


    For accommodations, please contact studentleadership@uconn.edu


    For information on the event and the Leadership Legacy Experience, visit https://leadershiplegacy.uconn.edu/speaker-series/


    To submit questions for the Q&A portion, please submit them here.

    For more information, contact: Nikki Garcia at studentleadership@uconn.edu