Ava DuVernay, Hannibal Buress, Janelle Monae and More Give Us Another Reason to Skip the Oscars
With Flint’s water crisis sadly still affecting its citizens everyone, including celebrities, are continuing to pitch in.
That’s why Selma director Ava DuVernay, Hannibal Buress, Creed director Ryan Coogler, Jesse Williams and Janelle Monae, among others are appearing at an Oscar-night event in the Michigan city to promote human rights concerns and raise money for residents.
Buress is slated to host the event deemed #JUSTICEFORFLINT this coming Sunday. Its existence was revealed in a Twitter post.
The event is free, open to the public and is slated to begin at 5:30 EST at Whiting Auditorium. It will also be livestreamed by Revolt TV.
#JusticeForFlint is presented by Coogler’s Blackout for Human Rights, which was founded to address human rights violations in America.
For over a year residents of Flint, Michigan have been without clean drinking water as no solution to replacing aging pipes or water source has been passed.
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(Photo: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for the 2015 Tribeca film Festival)