Blackout for Human Rights hosted #JusticeForFlint, a special event at The Whiting Auditorium in Flint, Michigan, on Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 5:30 PM ET to promote solidarity and support for communities affected by the Flint water crisis. Using the power of the arts to shed light on the situation in Flint and raise donations to help remedy the crisis, #JusticeForFlint featured live musical performances with today’s leading artists. The event also included presentations and open dialogue with the local community, with the goal being to help build and support the durable infrastructure needed to assist the citizens of Flint. #JusticeForFlint Donations are being collected via text. Text JUSTICE to 83224. All funds will be used to benefit the residents of Flint impacted by the water crisis, particularly the most marginalized communities.
Watch our live panel discussion
On Saturday, February 27, 2016 NBPC partnered with Blackout to host a live online chat about the issues affecting the city of Flint. Moderated by political activist, author and commentator Van Jones, the chat featured a panel discussion with filmmakers Ryan Coogler and Ava DuVernay, actor Mark Ruffalo, pediatrician Rhea Boyd, Carmen Perez of Justice League NYC, Pastor Michael McBride of PICO (People Improving Communities through Organizing), Rashid Shabazz of Campaign for Black Male Achievement, Color of Change’s Rashad Robinson, Vien Truong of Green for Alland Rick Carter of Michigan Faith in Action.