ACLU investigative reporter Curt Guyette describes his battle to expose dangerous drinking water in Flint, Mich.
The Michigan Press Association recently named Guyette its “Journalist of the Year” for his work on the Flint water problem. The Columbia Journalism Review says, "It was Guyette and the ACLU who played key roles in getting the story to this point."
But the problem is not limited to Flint. Drinking water everywhere faces threats from lead poisoning, fracking waste water and other environmental hazards. Guyette will be joined by a panel that includes Brentin Mock, reporter for The Atlantic's CityLab.com, Kathy Knauer of The Allegheny Front and Myron Arnowitt of Clean Water Action.
7-9 p.m. at Point Park University (201 Wood Street, Pittsburgh, 15222). Free and open to the public, but please register online.
This event is made possible by The Heinz Endowments and is being co-sponsored by the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania, the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation and the Women's Press Club of Pittsburgh.