When: Sunday, February 28, 2016 @ 5PM (Doors open at 4PM)
Hot Spot: The Whiting Auditorium, Flint Michigan
Deets:Blackout for Human Rights is hosting #JusticeForFlint, a free special event promoting solidarity and support for communities affected by the water crisis in Flint, Michiganon Sunday, February 28, 2016. #JusticeForFlint includes live musical performances with today's leading musicians and featured conversations with activists and artists.
Sponsoring individuals and organizations based in Flint include Michigan Faith In Action, and Flint Democracy Defense League. National and international sponsors include REVOLT TV, the Campaign for Black Male Achievement, Color of Change, All Def Digital,ARRAY, PICO's LIVE FREE Campaign, and the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 10.
About Blackout for Human Rights
Blackout for Human Rights is a collective of filmmakers, artists, activists and concerned citizens devoting their resources to address the staggering number of human rights violations in the United States. The collective was founded by filmmaker Ryan Coogler and comprises both high visibility and everyday citizens. Members include Coogler, Michael B. Jordan, Charles King, Ava DuVernay, Jesse Williams, Nate Parker, John Burris, Donald "Childish Gambino" Glover, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rosa Clemente, Scott Budnick, David Oyelowo, Michael McBride and many others.
Who You May Spot: Artists confirmed to appear and/or present include Grammy-Nominated Artists Janelle Monae, Ledisi, Andra Day and Musiq Soulchild, Grammy-Winning Artist Robert Glasper, Actor/Activist and Blackout Member Jesse Williams, “Empire” Star and ActivistJussie Smollett, Hip-Hop Artist and Activist Jasiri X, Hip Hop Artist Mysonne, Hip Hop Artist Vic Mensa, Hip Hop Artists/Producers and Detroit natives Royce da 5'9 andDenaun Porter, Flint native Jon Connor, and more. Comedian Hannibal Buress will serve as event host.
Hint For The Average Socialite: Registration is free!
Can't make it to the event? Watch the live stream exclusively at Revolt.TV stating at 5PM CT on Sunday!
To Support the Local Communities in Flint, Please Donate Today by Texting JUSTICE to 83224