Although the headlines regarding Flint, Michigan’s water crisis has quietly calmed down, those in the limelight are still shedding light on those directly effected by the cities lead-contaminated water supply.
Just earlier this week, director and screenwriter Ava Duvernay shared via Twitter that Blackout for Human Rights (Blackout), a network of concerned artists, activists, filmmakers, musicians and citizens who committed their energy and resources to immediately address the staggering level of human rights violations, would come together this Sunday (Feb. 28) for a special #JusticeForFlint United Blackout event.
Musicians like Jazmine Sullivan, Ledisi, Robert Glasper, Andra Day, Royce Da 5’9, Musiq Soulchild, Dej Loaf, Vic Mensa and Janelle Monae will be in attendance to stand in solidarity and show their support. As well, actors Jesse Williams and Jussie Smollett and director Ryan Coogler have committed to seeking justice for the cities residents with their attendance, too.
If you don’t live in the Flint area but would still like to participate, you can live stream the event via Revolt.Tv at 5 p.m. ET and send donations by texting JUSTICE to 83224.