#JusticeForFlint has begun. pic.twitter.com/HSQYZTu8V0 — Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) February 28, 2016
Comedian Hannibal Burress served as Master of Ceremonies with mixed reviews.
The audience is shading TF outta this dude hosting. He said "I'm not good at this at all" and somebody yelled back "AT ALL" #JusticeForFlint — M. Haynes (@M_Haynes2) February 28, 2016
When @RobertGlasper is funnier than the host though... #JusticeForFlint — SoulBounce (@SoulBounce) February 28, 2016
The show comprised of musicians displaying solidarity for the people of Flint.
.@JanelleMonae is hitting the stage now! #JusticeForFlint pic.twitter.com/QpbFLMuzAz — Teen Vogue (@TeenVogue) February 29, 2016
@robertglasper is playing an amazing version of Herbie Hancock's "Trust Me" at the #JusticeForFlint benefit. WOOOOOOOO!!! — The Quick Brown Fox (@djapplejac) February 28, 2016
Sang, Jazmine Sullivan! #JusticeForFlint pic.twitter.com/cg91VqcR8M — HuffPost BlackVoices (@blackvoices) February 29, 2016
I have so much respect for @VicMensa. He is debuting a new record, "16 Shots" at #JusticeForFlint — Treva Lindsey (@divafeminist) February 29, 2016
"I ain't came here 2 play. FREE PALESTINE (on national TV)."--Tef Poe of Ferguson. This brother for real #JusticeForFlint — New Abolitionist (@NeoAbolitionist) February 29, 2016
You better SANG Ledisi!!!!!!!!! #JusticeForFlint pic.twitter.com/ya3aWzMGkE — lav (@neoseouI) February 28, 2016
The heart of the event was in the stories of Flint's very own: parents, activists, and most importantly children.
Latino resident said that Latinos were late to know danger because news reports were all in English. #JusticeForFlint — Ida Bae Wells (@nhannahjones) February 29, 2016
Watching #JusticeForFlint This 13 yr old young lady just shared...something as simple as taking a shower is dangerous — Regina King (@ReginaKing) February 29, 2016
"Representing the Belly of the Beast" Flint Youth Poets #SLAYIN it with the TRUTH #JusticeForFlint @FlintRising pic.twitter.com/g3I0EMnQf6 — Matters of the Earth (@mattersearth) February 29, 2016
Babies, our babies, are on stage right now in Flint, talking about how they've been poisoned by the water. It's a mess.#JusticeForFlint — Shaun King (@ShaunKing) February 28, 2016
Dr.Mona Hanna-Attisha is wearing a necklace of lead pipe as a reminder of the work that's going on in Flint & will continue #JusticeForFlint — ShakariSBriggs (@ShakariSBriggs) February 28, 2016
A woman shares how the #FlintWaterCrisis caused her loss of unborn twins. #JusticeForFlint https://t.co/P7CxsfgeYG pic.twitter.com/yjzHYCFPio — VibeMagazine (@VibeMagazine) February 28, 2016
These 4 courageous young men shared their painful stories of being poisoned. Brought me to tears. #JusticeForFlint pic.twitter.com/4F9vqWkgfM — Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) February 29, 2016
The highlight of the night was surprise guest Stevie Wonder taking the stage and names as he expressed frustrations.
STEVIE!!!! #JusticeForFlint A video posted by Jesse Williams (@ijessewilliams) on
The governor ignored a man made disaster for 2 years of an entire city being poisoned" - Stevie Wonder on accountability #JusticeForFlint — Raqiyah Mays (@RaqiyahMays) February 29, 2016
Stevie Wonder is calling for Gov. Snyder to be fired. You can't poison people for 2 years and get off scot free. #JusticeForFlint — Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) February 29, 2016
Shorter Stevie Wonder and the black community to @onetoughnerd: time to go #JusticeForFlint pic.twitter.com/YvF9y4DRPg — Still I Dab. (@RevrendDoctor) February 29, 2016
Mood. Stevie and Janelle performing "Higher Ground"! #JusticeForFlint pic.twitter.com/48jOaIv2xH — The Chick Fix (@TheChickFix) February 29, 2016Photo: tumblr
The event culminated in thousands raised for the people of Flint with celebs agreeing to match donations. The revolution was televised.
ANNOUNCING: #JusticeForFlint has raised $63k so far from 1,472 donations. Can we get to $100k for Flint recovery? Text JUSTICE to 83224. xo — Ava DuVernay (@AVAETC) February 29, 2016
Me three! Every dollar counts guys! #JusticeForFlint https://t.co/X2tBNZkH3c — Tika Sumpter (@iamtikasumpter) February 29, 2016
Let's go! I'm matching the next $5,000!!! Every dollar counts. #JusticeForFlint https://t.co/GnSeC9V7Cr — Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) February 29, 2016