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"Nor Any Drop To Drink" Flint Water Crisis Documentary & Discussion Panel

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Friday, Apr 5, 2019
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM EDT
4200 Valley Drive, Friedgen Room (Suite 2236), College Park, Maryland, 20742Map Location

What: "Nor Any Drop to Drink" Screening, Discussion Panel & Reception

When: Friday, April 5th (4-5pm Reception, 5:00-6:30pm Screening, 6:30 - 7:30pm Discussion Panel) 

Where: School of Public Health Building, Friedgen Seminar Room 2236

Join us on Friday April, 5, 2019 from 5:00PM to 7:30PM for a screening of "Nor Any Drop to Drink: Flint's Water Crisis."

Toxic lead exposure gained national attention in 2014 when it was revealed that residents of Flint, Michigan were being poisoned by the city's drinking water system. Years later, and in the absence of mainstream news media coverage, "Nor Any Drop to Drink" chronicles the ongoing and lasting effects of this crisis.

Our panelists will discuss the film, the prevalence of lead exposures throughout the United States--including Maryland--and its disproportionate impacts on communities of color.

Cedric Taylor, Co-director "Nor Any Drop To Drink";
Krystina White, Chief Operating Officer of Black Millennials 4 Flint;
Dr. Janet Phoenix, Assistant Research Professor of the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University;
Dr. Alexander Wooten, Assistant Professor at Morgan State University School of Community Health and Policy

Light refreshments will be provided.

The documentary, Nor Any Drop to Drink: The Flint Water Crisis, focuses on the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. In 2014, in order to save money, the state switched Flint’s water supply to the heavily polluted Flint River as a cost saving measure. Almost immediately, residents complained of rashes and hair loss. Reports of Legionnaires disease, and elevated lead among children followed. As a result of the heroism and activism of Flint residents and others, belatedly, officials admitted that the water was contaminated. Both Michigan and the federal government declared a state of emergency. In 2016, we were inundated with images contaminated water, bags of hair, protests, and crowded water distribution sites.

Today, Flint has largely dropped out of national headlines. However, the horrors faced by many residents still remain. Punctuated by the experiences of ordinary residents, Nor Any Drop to Drink sheds light on how failure of government and economic policy created the Flint water crisis. Nor Any Drop to Drink illuminates the full context of the Flint Water Crisis. Not only is the documentary comprehensive, it gives some insight regarding relatively recent developments in Flint. The film shows why today in Flint, a city in the Great Lakes State, there is neither trust in governmental institutions…nor any drop to drink.

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