FOCUS ON FLINT: The Water Crisis
A TWO-PART SERIES ON ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
- The Ann Arbor premiere of Nor Any Drop to Drink, an award-winning documentary by filmmaker Cedric Taylor. Feat. panel discussion with Taylor, Pamela Pugh, Lawrence Reynolds, Benjamin Pauli, and Claire McClinton, moderated by Prof. Paul Mohai. WATCH THE PANEL DISCUSSION.
- A public conversation feat. Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha (’98), physician, scientist, activist, and whistleblower on Flint's children's elevated lead levels, and Chris Kolb (‘82), president of the Michigan Environmental Council, with introduction by Dr. Dorceta Taylor. In partnership with Literati Bookstore. WATCH THE CONVERSATION.
TOP 10 RECOMMENDATIONS
To elected officials from the Environmental Justice Work Group (event participants Chris Kolb, Lawrence Reynolds, and Paul Mohai, and others):
- Strive to make Michigan a national and global leader in environmental justice.
- Establish measurable targets for eliminating childhood lead poisoning.
- Enhance water quality testing in schools and licensed child care facilities.
- Create an emergency environmental alert, notification, and evacuation plan.
- Establish an environmental justice advisory council.
- Increase funding for compliance assistance and enforcement of environmental laws.
- Host an annual environmental justice summit.
- Establish an interagency working group on environmental justice.
- Develop an environmental justice screening tool in Michigan and include cumulative impacts in decision making processes
- Establish an environmental justice ombud in the Governor’s office.
Adapted from the Environmental Justice Work Group Report. READ THE FULL REPORT.