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Eastern Tech students attend author book tour

Mavericks meet Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha and hear her impactful story
Posted on 11/20/2019
ET students meet Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha

On Tuesday evening, November 5th, ET students Aiden Hottle and Derek Vidal, President and Vice President of Eastern Tech’s chapter of the National English Honor Society, along with their advisor, Erin Annis, attended an Author Book Tour hosted at Abingdon Library in Harford County. Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, author of What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City, and an activist raising awareness regarding the US Government’s negligence during the Flint, Michigan water supply crisis, spoke firsthand about her experiences and provided insight about the impact of the events that transpired as a result. Members of the audience also shared anecdotal experience sympathizing with those affected by the issues in Flint. At the conclusion of the book talk Aiden Hottle offered, “The ability to hear that there is real, unnoticed crisis in our daily lives was eye-opening. [Dr. Hanna-Attisha’s] passionate story of triumph inspires me to make a change in the world and to strive to help others.

The novel has been chosen for Eastern Tech’s Community Reading Night on April 1st from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Students, teachers, parents, and community members are encouraged to read the novel and come out to participate in various activities planned for the evening. Complimentary copies of the book are available for pick up at the school. Please email eannis@bcps.org, jbrager@bcps.org or edorsey2@bcps.org for details about obtaining a copy.

Eastern Tech students are also welcome to attend a Skype call with Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha during MAV-Time on Tuesday, March 31st for further inquiry and to gain firsthand insight regarding the issues in Flint, as well as to develop a deeper understanding of exercising personal initiative as a catalyst for social justice.