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2020 Trudy Sundberg Lecture Series

An Evening with Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha MD, MPH, FAAP

Physician, scientist & activist who exposed the Flint water crisis

Join us May 1st and 2nd as we welcome Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha to the Trudy Sundberg Lecture Series. Dr. Hanna-Attisha is a pediatrician, professor, and public health advocate who spearheaded efforts to address the Flint, Michigan water crisis. Shocked by the government ignoring complains, Dr. Hanna-Attisha assembled a team to analyze the water and revealed her findings. After facing backlash, her persistence paid off as the government switched their water supply source and she was named one of Time magazine's "100 Most Influential People in the World". Dr. Hanna-Attisha has since created the Michigan State University and Hurley Children's Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative, a program to mitigate the impact of the Flint water crisis.

Cover for What The Eyes Don't See

Enrique Cerna, winner of nine Northwest Emmy Awards and former senior correspondent with KCTS-TV, will moderate this year's Trudy Sundberg Lecture.

Event Information

The Trudy Sundberg Lecture Series is a free event.

Friday, May 1 • 7 p.m.
South Whidbey High School
5675 Maxwelton Rd., Langley

Saturday, May 2 • 7 p.m.
Oak Harbor Elks Lodge
155 NE Ernst St., Oak Harbor

About the Trudy J. Sundberg Memorial Fund

The Trudy J. Sundberg Memorial Fund underwrites a lecture series honoring the memory of Trudy Sundberg and her lifelong commitment to discover, explore and exchange information, ideas, and opinions in an environment of respect and consideration.

An annual presentation by an eminent speaker, selected by a team of community and library staff representatives, explores the areas of interest that Trudy shared: education, literature, history, the arts, civic engagement and politics.

The lecture presentation is part of a programming initiative for adults on Whidbey Island, promoting reading and lifelong learning, and covering issues of current local and national or global interest. Funds for the program may also be used to enhance pertinent library resources and access to information for residents of the Sno-Isle Libraries district.


At any time, organizations or individuals may contribute funds online directly to the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation for support of the Trudy J. Sundberg Memorial Fund. Tax-deductible contributions also may be sent in Trudy's name to:

Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation
7312 35 Avenue NE
Marysville, WA 98271

The Trudy J. Sundberg Memorial Fund is administered according to the policies and procedures of the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation, adhering to guidelines established with the Greater Everett Community Foundation.

For further information please contact Marshall F. Goldberg at or 360-675-5888.

Community Partners

We greatly acknowledge the community partners that make our mission a reality.