The Marquette Forum will host Anna Clark, author of “The Poisoned City: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy” for two special events.
Clark’s writing has appeared in Elle Magazine, The New York Times, Politico, Next City and other publications. She was a correspondent for the Columbia Journalism Review as part of its United States Project for nearly five years. Clark received the 2017 Excellence in Environmental Journalism award from the Great Lakes Environmental Law Council.
Q&A session with Anna Clark | Jan. 23 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. | Eisenberg Reading Room in Sensenbrenner Hall
During this session, Clark will answer questions about the process of researching and writing the book, the role of the journalist in a changing media landscape, how to structure narrative nonfiction, the role of citizen activists in bringing about change on social issues and more. Register for the Q&A online by Jan. 18.
Keynote lecture with Anna Clark | Jan. 23 at 5 p.m. | Weasler Auditorium
In this presentation, Clark will discuss her book “The Poisoned City: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy,” which has implications for every municipality in America, especially Milwaukee. She will also explain the inspiring role of Flint’s “lionhearted residents,” their grassroots activism, community organizing and the independent investigations that brought the crisis to national attention. The lecture will take place from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. with a book sale/signing and reception to follow from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Register for the keynote lecture online by Jan. 18.