Janelle Monae, Jesse Williams, Ava DuVernay, Ryan Coogler To Headline #JUSTICEFORFLINT Benefit – Feb. 28

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Ava DuVernay and Ryan Coogler in Hollywood on Dec. 14, 2015. (Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images for Disney)

article by Jaimie Etkin via buzzfeed.com

On Feb. 28, comedian Hannibal BuressCreed director and co-writer Ryan Coogler, singer Janelle MonaeGrey’s Anatomy star Jesse WilliamsSelma director Ava DuVernay, and other entertainment notables will be joining forces onstage for a free event in Flint, Michigan, BuzzFeed News can exclusively reveal. The Buress-hosted gathering, dubbed #JUSTICEFORFLINT, is open to the public and presented by Blackout for Human Rights, an activist collective founded by Coogler which is devoted to addressing human rights violations in the U.S.

For almost two years, Flint’s residents — many of whom are black and impoverished — have been subjected to massive lead and bacterial contamination in Genesee County’s water supply, and forced to avoid tap water.

#JUSTICEFORFLINT will take place at…

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2 comments

  1. Great initiative! The Flint residents – regardless of race or ethnic background – needs all the help they can get. All poor anywhere they are poor are discriminated against. Ever seen White people talk highly of “White Trash”? I don’t think pointing out that many of these particular ones were Black serves any real purpose…

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