Upcoming Events

  Reading Across Rhode Island  2019

Living Literature kicked off its performance series of

What The Eyes Don’t See by Mona Hanna-Attisha

on February 25 at 7 pm at the Wilbury Theatre Group

This 60 minute readers theatre presentation is free and open to the public.


Mon, February 25, 7 pm, Wilbury Theatre Group

-was made possible by a generous contribution from Pawtucket Credit Union-


Tues, March 19, 7 pm, Barrington Public Library


Sat, March 23, 2 pm, Cranston Public Library


Tues, March 26, 6 pm, South Providence Library


Weds, March 27,  6:30 pm, Brownell Library, Home of the Little Compton Free Library


Tues, April 2, 6:30 pm, Weaver Library


Weds, April 17, 6:30 pm, North Kingstown Free Library


Thurs, April 25, 6:30 pm, Jamestown Philomenian Library


Weds, May 22, 7 pm, Rogers Free Library


Performing will be Lara Hakeem, Kelly Seigh and Artistic Director, Barry Press.

What the Eyes Don’t See is the inspiring story of how Dr. Mona, accompanied by an idiosyncratic team of researchers, parents, friends, and community leaders, proved that Flint’s kids were exposed to lead and then fought her own government and a brutal backlash to expose that truth to the world.

Paced like a scientific thriller, this book shows how misguided austerity policies, the withdrawal of democratic government, and callous bureaucratic indifference placed an entire city at risk. And at the center of the story is Dr. Mona herself —an immigrant, doctor, scientist, and mother whose family’s activist roots inspired her pursuit of justice.

What the Eyes Don’t See is a riveting, beautifully rendered account of a shameful disaster that became a tale of hope, the story of a city on the ropes that came together to fight for justice, self-determination, and the right to build a better world for their—and all of our—children.

This is Living Literature’s tenth year creating programs for RARI, and as always, this
presentation is followed by a discussion of the issues, and is designed for both those who have and have not yet read the book. At this presentation, joining the post show discussion will be co-hosts, Laura Brion is the Executive Director of the Childhood Lead Action Project and Alicia Lehrer, Executive Director of the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council, who will help make connections between the events in Flint and our own communities.