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What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an… (urspr publ 2018; utgåvan 2018)

av Mona Hanna-Attisha (Författare)

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"The dramatic story of the signature environmental disaster of our time and an inspiring tale of scientific resistance by a relentless physician who stood up to power. Flint was already a troubled city in 2014 when the state of Michigan--in the name of austerity--shifted the source of its water supply from Lake Huron to the Flint River. Soon after, citizens began complaining about the water that flowed from their taps--but officials rebuffed them, insisting that the water was fine. Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, a pediatrician at the city's public hospital, took state officials at their word and encouraged the parents and children in her care to continue drinking the water--after all, it was American tap water, blessed with the state's seal of approval. But a conversation at a cookout with an old friend, leaked documents from a rogue environmental inspector, and the activism of a concerned mother raised red flags about lead--a neurotoxin whose irreversible effects fall most heavily on children. Even as circumstantial evidence mounted and protests grew, Dr. Mona knew that the only thing that could stop the lead poisoning was undeniable proof--and that to get it, she'd have to enter the fight of her life. What the Eyes Don't See is the inspiring story of how Dr. Mona--accompanied by an idiosyncratic team of researchers, parents, friends, and community leaders--proved that Flint's kids were exposed to lead and then fought her own government and a brutal backlash to expose that truth to the world. Paced like a scientific thriller, this book shows how misguided austerity policies, the withdrawal of democratic government, and callous bureaucratic indifference placed an entire city at risk. And at the center of the story is Dr. Mona herself--an immigrant, doctor, scientist, and mother whose family's activist roots inspired her pursuit of justice. What the Eyes Don't See is a riveting, beautifully rendered account of a shameful disaster that became a tale of hope, the story of a city on the ropes that came together to fight for justice, self-determination, and the right to build a better world for their--and all of our--children."--Dust jacket.… (mer)
Medlem:JABorn
Titel:What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City
Författare:Mona Hanna-Attisha (Författare)
Info:One World (2018), 384 pages
Samlingar:Ditt bibliotek
Betyg:****
Taggar:upstairs hall 2

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Incredible story about an incredible person who remedied an incredible injustice. Environmental justice is so important, and this is a powerful book about it. I wanted it to do more to convince those who are still not totally on-board, but I thoroughly enjoyed it and learned a lot. ( )
  askannakarenina | Sep 16, 2020 |
Incredible story about an incredible person who remedied an incredible injustice. Environmental justice is so important, and this is a powerful book about it. I wanted it to do more to convince those who are still not totally on-board, but I thoroughly enjoyed it and learned a lot. ( )
  askannakarenina | Sep 16, 2020 |
Incredible story about an incredible person who remedied an incredible injustice. Environmental justice is so important, and this is a powerful book about it. I wanted it to do more to convince those who are still not totally on-board, but I thoroughly enjoyed it and learned a lot. ( )
  askannakarenina | Sep 16, 2020 |
Incredible story about an incredible person who remedied an incredible injustice. Environmental justice is so important, and this is a powerful book about it. I wanted it to do more to convince those who are still not totally on-board, but I thoroughly enjoyed it and learned a lot. ( )
  askannakarenina | Sep 16, 2020 |
In a succinct narrative, the pediatrician that understood what had suddenly gone wrong with her many patients and worked against the State of Michigan to expose it. Despite having to cover technical aspects of water treatment, lead exposure in children, and a large state bureaucracy, this stayed suspenseful and original throughout. Part of what helps humanize it is the author linking her family's origins in Iraq and their emigration to the US to the main topic. And one great asset that Flint does have is Hurley Medical Center, which is rightly getting positive attention not just for their role here but in other endeavors. ( )
  jonerthon | Jun 5, 2020 |
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"The dramatic story of the signature environmental disaster of our time and an inspiring tale of scientific resistance by a relentless physician who stood up to power. Flint was already a troubled city in 2014 when the state of Michigan--in the name of austerity--shifted the source of its water supply from Lake Huron to the Flint River. Soon after, citizens began complaining about the water that flowed from their taps--but officials rebuffed them, insisting that the water was fine. Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, a pediatrician at the city's public hospital, took state officials at their word and encouraged the parents and children in her care to continue drinking the water--after all, it was American tap water, blessed with the state's seal of approval. But a conversation at a cookout with an old friend, leaked documents from a rogue environmental inspector, and the activism of a concerned mother raised red flags about lead--a neurotoxin whose irreversible effects fall most heavily on children. Even as circumstantial evidence mounted and protests grew, Dr. Mona knew that the only thing that could stop the lead poisoning was undeniable proof--and that to get it, she'd have to enter the fight of her life. What the Eyes Don't See is the inspiring story of how Dr. Mona--accompanied by an idiosyncratic team of researchers, parents, friends, and community leaders--proved that Flint's kids were exposed to lead and then fought her own government and a brutal backlash to expose that truth to the world. Paced like a scientific thriller, this book shows how misguided austerity policies, the withdrawal of democratic government, and callous bureaucratic indifference placed an entire city at risk. And at the center of the story is Dr. Mona herself--an immigrant, doctor, scientist, and mother whose family's activist roots inspired her pursuit of justice. What the Eyes Don't See is a riveting, beautifully rendered account of a shameful disaster that became a tale of hope, the story of a city on the ropes that came together to fight for justice, self-determination, and the right to build a better world for their--and all of our--children."--Dust jacket.

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