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A Conversation about The Flint Water Crisis: The Impact of Environmental Racism on Children and Families and How Art Plays a Role in Advocating for Action

June 13
2:00 PM EDT

In the weeks leading up to the BUILD 2022 conference, we are hosting a pre-conference webinar series to introduce topics that will be explored further during the conference. These webinars will be open to all, while the webinar resources and recordings will be available to conference attendees.

LaToya Ruby Frazier – visual artist, MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant winner, and activist – spent five months in Flint documenting the impact of the water crisis on Flint families for her award-winning photo essay Flint is Family.

Our interviewer, Denise Smith, is the Implementation Director for Hope Starts Here in Detroit, MI and the former Executive Director of Educare-Flint. Against the backdrop of Ms. Frazier’s moving photography, our speakers will share what they have learned about the devastating impact of environmental racism on children and families and how they have both made it their mission to be part of the solution.

Against the backdrop of Ms. Frazier’s moving photography, the two leaders will share what they have learned about the devastating impact of environmental racism on children and families and how they have both made it their mission to be part of the solution.

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