On Wednesday, April 19th, the LCC hosted a screening of the documentary “From Flint: Voices of a Poisoned City” as part of our Earth Week celebration. The documentary contained interviews with residents of Flint, Michigan, detailing their experiences with the Flint water contamination crisis. Attendees watched as Flint residents struggled to provide clean water for themselves and their families while courageously uniting to stand up for their community and demand accountability from government officials. The film was followed by a discussion facilitated by UIC professor Rachel Havrelock, in which we discussed the various causes of the Flint water contamination and possible solutions.
To learn more about water issues in the midwest, check out the Untroubling the Waters conference this May at UIC