What the Eyes Don't See, the Reading Across Rhode Island 2019 title, 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.
Living Literature - www.livingliterature.org is a collective of Rhode Island based artists and educators who create reader's theatre style presentations to dramatize non dramatic writing. Using only the author's words, these presentations allow the audience to experience the events and characters of the stories in a unique way. Performing will be Lara Hakeem, Kelly Seigh and Artistic Director, Barry Press. This performance can be enjoyed by both those who have and have not read the book.
Reading Across Rhode Island - For over 15 years, Rhode Island’s only One Book, One State program focuses on a single book selected to stimulate meaningful discussions across our state. Once the selection is made, bookstores, schools, and libraries spread the word and build up momentum toward our concluding event featuring sold out addresses by the author. The Rhode Island Center for the Book provides thousands of books at no cost to schools and readers to fuel discourse that flows from connecting over a shared story and then bolsters the program with an in depth resource guide compiled by experienced teachers. The Center integrates dramatic and visual arts to enrich the reading experience. RARI penetrates every city and town in Rhode Island across all generations and classes of citizens.
This performance is made possible through a gift from Pawtucket Credit Union. This event is FREE and open to the public.