2019 marks five years that Flint, Michigan still doesn’t have clean drinking water.
Back in 2014, Flint made headlines for the massive screw up that put residents in their current situation: the switching of their public drinking water to a different source, which culminated in residents’ tap water being contaminated with dangerous levels of lead. After a variety of governmental missteps that included high-level arrests for deception and misconduct, among other things, the residents of Flint, Michigan still don’t have clean water to drink.
This is the United States of America we are talking about, not a third world country in need of foreign aid. Our residents here at home can’t go to their faucet and pour a cup of water for themselves, their family, or their pets without ingesting dangerous levels of lead. According to the World Health Organization:
There is no known level of lead exposure that is considered safe.World Health Organization
Lead can sit and deposit in the human body until levels become critically unsafe, resulting in coma, convulsions, or even death. In children it can cause learning disabilities, reduced attention span, and even brain damage.
I am happy to contribute even a tiny amount to this zine, #Dogs for Flint, which aims to raise money for Flint, Michigan to help address their still persistent water problem. All proceeds will go to Little Miss Flint’s gofundme campaign. I am proud to have my work alongside all of these fantastic artists in this zine constructed by Joy Yang.
This limited time zine will be available for purchase until August 8th, 2019. Get yours now!