Actors, Directors, Comedians at The Whiting in Flint for Free #JusticeForFlint Event
Filmmakers Ryan Coogler and Ava DuVernay, Grammy nominee Janelle Monae, Grey’s Anatomy star Jesse Williams, comedian Hannibal Buress and more will be in Flint on Sunday night for the free event at The Whiting.
The event will be put on by Coogler’s activist collective, called Blackout for Human Rights. It starts at 5:30 PM and is free to the public. Donations will be collected via text at the event and it will be live streamed at revolt.tv.
Even though the event will overlap with the Oscars, organizers say that it's purely a coincidence, and was actually men to coincide with Black History Month. However, DuVernay's film Creed was largely snubbed by the Academy Awards this year.
Coogler told Buzzfeed, "“With the #JUSTICEFORFLINT benefit event we will give a voice to the members of the community who were the victims of the choices of people in power who are paid to protect them, as well as provide them with a night of entertainment, unity, and emotional healing. Through the live stream we will also give a chance for people around the world to participate, and to donate funds to programs for Flint’s youth.”
While the event is free, you still need to register your name and email for tickets. You can do that HERE.