An Evening of Celebration & Fundraising for Flint

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415 S Lafayette Ave

Royal Oak, MI 48067

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"It's one thing to point out a problem. It is another thing altogether to step up and work to fix it." - Erin Brockovich

An Oprah.com Top Books of Summer Pick!

Random House and One World, with media sponsor Michigan Radio, are pleased to host an Evening with Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha in Conversation to raise money for Flint Kids Fund and celebrate the publication of her memoir, WHAT THE EYES DON’T SEE: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City. In addition to the program, the evening includes a copy of Dr. Mona’s new book, a book signing with Dr. Mona; beer from Michigan's own HopCat Brewery and snacks; raffle prizes with the opportunity to win Dinner for Two with Dr. Mona in Royal Oak; two tickets to a 2018-2019 season Detroit Pistons home game; tote bags of books for the cook, young readers and summer; a gift basket from Zingerman’s the Ann Arbor institution and purveyor of fine foods; and the opportunity to bid on The Dream Chandelier created by children from the Cummings Great Expectations Child Development Center.

The story of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan shocked the nation—that a city located directly in the middle of the largest source of clean water in the world had been using contaminated water and exposed thousands of children to lead poisoning, seemed like an impossibility. At the heart of uncovering the truth was pediatrician Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, accompanied by an idiosyncratic team of researchers, parents, friends, and community leaders.

Dr. Mona's new memoir, WHAT THE EYES DON’T SEE, is the story of a city on the ropes whose residents came together to fight for justice, self-determination, and the right to build a better world for their—and all of our—children.

Join us for a powerful evening with Dr. Mona as she engages in an intimate conversation with Michigan Radio's Investigative Reporter, Lindsey Smith about hope and the future for Flint and the city’s kids. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Flint Kids Fund of the Foundation for Flint. The Fund provides resources for the long-term health and development needs of Flint children exposed to lead in their drinking water.

“Hanna-Attisha infuses her story with context from her own family history … Told with passion and intelligence, What the Eyes Don’t See is an essential text for understanding the full scope of injustice in Flint and the importance of fighting for what’s right.”Booklist, starred review

Doors Open at 6:30PM

7:00PM - 8:05 PM: Author Talk and Audience Q&A

8:10 PM: Book Signing

What's Included


- Book signing opportunity with Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha

- Beer from HopCat Brewery & Snacks

- A portion of the proceeds after expenses will go to Flint Kids Fund

- Raffle of two lower level tickets for a Detroit Pistons game during the 2018-19 season at the Little Cesar's Arena

- One World "Lit" Tote Bag

- Raffle of Zingerman's gift basket

- Opportunity to bid on The Dream Chandalier created by children from the Cummings Great Expectations Child Development Center

- Guaranteed Seating


How do I reserve my seat? Seating is general admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the event start time.

Where can I contact Random House with any questions? For questions or suggestions, please email pr@randomhouse.com. For information regarding a press pass, please contact Sally Marvin at Random House at 212-572-2143 or smarvin@randomhouse.com.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? Yes, please bring printed or mobile ticket for check-in

What is the refund policy? Refunds will be granted until Friday, June 22 at 6:30pm EST. After that time, tickets will be non-exchangeable, non-refundable and non-transferable. To obtain a refund, please request one through Eventbrite or email pr@randomhouse.com. Refund requests will be processed within 48 hours.

Is my ticket transferrable? No, unfortunately your ticket is non-transferable.

For more information on this Big Ideas Night and other upcoming Random House special events, please visit http://www.randomhousebooks.com/events/.

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