ADC to Present the 2016 Rose Nader Award to Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha
Washington, DC | www.adc.org | August 3rd, 2016 The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is proud to announce that Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha will be receiving the 2016 Rose Nader Award at ADC’s 36th Annual National Convention in Washington, DC.
The Rose Nader award is presented by Ralph and Claire Nader in honor of their mother. This year, Ralph and Claire Nader will present the award to Dr. Hanna-Attisha at the Saturday night Gala, which will take place on October 1, 2016. The award is given out each year to an individual with unwavering dedication and commitment to values of equality and justice.
Dr. Hanna-Attisha, a pediatrician and a child of Iraqi immigrants, worked tirelessly to expose Flint’s water crisis. Despite opposition by the Michigan State Government, she refused to back down in her fight for the health of the children of Flint. Dr. Hanna-Attisha continually addressed doctors, government officials, and public health experts to reveal Flint’s high lead content in its water. “If I can inspire or motivate a future generation of strong women who are ethical and who are stubborn and who are persistent and who care about their community, that would be worth it,” says Dr. Hanna-Attisha.
ADC invites you to register for the ADC Convention and join us in honoring Dr. Hanna-Attisha.
About the Awardee:
Mona Hanna-Attisha MD MPH FAAP is director of Hurley Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Residency Program and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Human Development at Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine in Flint, Michigan. With a background in environmental health, Dr. Hanna-Attisha completed medical school at Michigan State University, residency and chief residency at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, and public health training in health policy from the University of Michigan. In addition to educating the next generation of physicians, Dr. Hanna-Attisha now directs the Michigan State University and Hurley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative, an innovative and model public health program to research, monitor and mitigate the impact of the Flint water lead crisis. Read more about Dr. Hanna-Atisha and Flint’s water problem.