Hannibal Buress & Ryan Coogler Are Hosting A Flint Relief Event During The Oscars

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UPDATE: Revolt TV is streaming the event live tonight starting at 5PM. Peep the stream below:

Still contemplating whether or not you should watch the Oscars this year? A free event hosted by Hannibal Buress is scheduled to go down the same night, so…

Buress, Creed director Ryan Coogler, Ava DuVernay, Janelle Monáe, and Grey’s Anatomy star Jesse Williams will be attending the free event in Flint, MI, sponsored by Coogler’s Blackout for Human Rights group, to raise awareness for the city’s water crisis, according to Buzzfeed. “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,” Coogler told Buzzfeed in a statement. ““Through the live stream we will also give a chance for people around the world to participate, and to donate funds to programs for Flint’s youth.”

The event will be live streamed on when it goes down this Sunday, February 28. Check back then for the stream. A perfect alternative to #OscarsSoWhite.


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