Date(s) - 11/01/22
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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This 2018 documentary is about one of the most tragic man-made disasters in U.S. history – Flint, Michigan’s Water Crisis. In 2014, Flint switched its water supply from Lake Huron to the Flint River as a cost-saving measure. Almost immediately, residents complained of rashes, hair and tooth loss and expressed concerns about Legionnaire’s disease, miscarriage, and childhood development. After considerable public pressure, officials belatedly admitted that the water was contaminated. Both Michigan and the federal government declared a state of emergency.
In 2016, the public was inundated with images of children being tested for lead, protests, and crowded water distribution sites. Today, Flint has largely dropped out of national headlines. However, the fallout faced by many residents is still a reality. Punctuated by the experiences of ordinary residents, “Nor Any Drop to Drink” sheds light as to how the failure of government, emergency management, declining infrastructure, economic policy, and structural racism created the water crisis.
Our evening will feature a moderated discussion with the director and others featured in the film, including-
Dr. Cedric Taylor, Director;
Mr. Dayne Walling, Former Flint Mayor;
Dr. Ben Paulie, Resident/activist/scholar and author of the book Flint Fights Back;
Dr. Yanna Lambrinidou, Environmental policy health scholar & activist;
Ms. Lendra Brown, Flint Resident.
Both the film and the discussion event are free.
The links to register and view the film and trailer are provided on our website.
Registration is also available here on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please plan to have viewed the film prior to the event.
We look forward to seeing you all for this important discussion.