Feb 13 2018

Lies and Lead in Water with the Freshwater Lab

February 13, 2018

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


SCE Room 302


750 S. Halsted Street Student Center East, Chicago, IL 60607



Chicago, Flint, East Chicago, Detroit, and Milwaukee are just a few of the cities across the nation experiencing an ongoing lead crisis. City and government officials often keep the problems under wraps while concerned community members and organizers fight to bring attention to the crisis.

The UIC Social Justice Initiative and the Freshwater Lab come together to bring you an interactive program that explores the issues of water rights, environmental justice, and the lead pipes jeopardizing the health of Midwest communities. Join us to address these issues with a panel of experts from different fields, a digital activity, and information about what to do about lead pipes in the short and long term future.

-Speakers Include:

  • Michael Hawthorne - Chicago Tribune Investigative reporter covering lead pipes in Chicago and Northwest Indiana.

  • Monica Lewis-Patrick - Organizer, "Water Warrior" President and Founder of We The People of Detriot.

  • Melissa Mays - Flint Water Activist and Founder of Water You Fighting For

  • Toni Anderson - Founding Executive Director and Board President of the Sacret Keepers Sustainability Lab



The Freshwater Lab

Date posted

Feb 8, 2018

Date updated

Feb 23, 2018