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Celebrities Organize #JUSTICEFORFLINT Event on the Same Night of The Oscars

Ira Hobbs | Blavity   in  · · ·
February 24, 2016

On February 28th, celebrities Ava DuVernay, Ryan Coogler, Janelle Monae, Jesse Williams, Hannibal Burress, and more will be in attendance at #JUSTICEFORFLINT, a free event at the Whiting Auditorium in Flint, Michigan. This happens to be the same night of the Academy Awards.

#JUSTICEFORFLINT is being put on by Blackout for Human Rights, an activist group founded by Ryan Coogler focused on the protection of human rights in the United States. Hannibal Burress will host the event.

Ryan Coogler made a statement to Buzzfeed News saying, “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.” There will also be an opportunity for those that want to support the cause to donate and participate in the event via live stream.

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