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NIA Centre Presents My Story Event: Lead: The Hidden Poison #HERETOO

Hujambo Rafiki! (Hello Friend in swahili)

Did you know that West Michigan neighborhoods, especially in the African American community, are home to even higher levels of lead poisoning than Flint? In fact, Grand Rapids has the HIGHEST number of lead-poisoned children in the state of Michigan.

Join us at NIA Centre's My Story Event: Lead: The Hidden Poison #HERETOO event as we explore our community’s story around this critical issue. Two of Michigan’s emerging leaders of color, Epidemiologists Dr. Abdul Sayed and GRAAHI Executive Director Shannon Wilson, will share their stories and thoughts about the Flint water crisis, Grand Rapids lead paint problem, environmental justice, and lead poisoning prevention. It’s not just a Flint problem, it’s #HERETOO.

We kindly invite you to arrive early to enjoy live music, compelling art, tasty hors d'oeuvres and great conversation. The event is free and open to the public.

Event Details:

My Story Event: Lead: The Hidden Poison #HERETOO

Date: Friday, January 26, 2018

Location: Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine 15 Michigan St NE, Grand Rapids MI 49503

Reception & Live Entertainment | 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Event | 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.- Tickets are Free. Space is limited.

NIA Centre Presents My Story Event: Lead: The Hidden Poison #HERETOO
  • Times:  5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • January 26, 2018 to January 26, 2018
  • Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Secchia Center
  • Free Open to the Public