2019 Symposium Highlights

"The BTG Program provides needed resources to... community-based organizations that are working to create a more socially just and compassionate world. Because of their support, many nonprofits are able to reach and enrich the lives of many more people."

BTG Community Preceptor

BTG 29th Annual Symposium

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha is the crusading pediatrician who first researched and revealed the presence of toxic lead levels in the blood of children in Flint, Michigan. She courageously called a press conference to announce her team’s findings before peer review, prioritizing her community’s health over the risk to her career. She has testified twice before Congress and received the Freedom of Expression Courage Award by PEN America. Named one of TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World,” Dr. Hanna-Attisha created the Pediatric Public Health Initiative to mitigate the impact of the Flint water crisis. Her book, What the Eyes Don’t See, provides a riveting firsthand account of the environmental atrocity of our time and her unrelenting activism to combat it.