(AllHipHop News) As part of AllHipHop’s continual support of Flint and it’s water catastrophe, AllHipHop has teamed up with #HipHop4Flint for an unprecedented event.
This Saturday, March 19th approximately 30 cities across the country will be live streaming events in support of Flint and it’s ongoing fight to battle lead poisoning and other diseases resulting from the contaminated water.
The event is being led by YoNasDa Lonewolf, emcee, published writer, and activist who focuses her work on human rights, indigenous rights, and social justice.
In 2014, while the city was under the control of a state appointment emergency manager, the city switched it’s water source from Lake Huron to the Flint River.
The city saw a sharp increase in lead levels that were well above the EPA’s standards of safety, exposing the city’s 9,000 children to water that was classified as toxic waste.
The city of Flint, MI is home to 100,000 residents, of which 40% are living in poverty, with an average income of $25,000.
Over the past few months several Hip-Hop artists have spoken out and supported Flint’s fight for clean water. Resources are limited and people in poverty need help for what is an essential human resource.
Most recently Big Sean reached the $100,000 mark in his efforts to provide kids with the proper care from doctors.
To help the citizens of Flint and in order raise awareness for other communities, #HipHop4Flint will be live streaming events in support of the cause.
From Atlanta to Chicago, and from Los Angeles to Washington D.C., #HipHop4Flint will be making an impact on communities across the country with events.
On March 22nd there will be a show in New York at SOB’s; on April 2nd there will be at show in Newark; and on April 9th #HipHop4Flint will host a block party and water filter giveaway in Flint, Michigan.
All of those participating are using the hashtag #HipHop4Flint in support of the event.
Several Hip-Hop acts, community leaders and celebs will be on site to help raise funds and change for the community
Check out who is performing in your city via http://hiphop4flint.com/
For people to donate, go to hiphop4flint.com and check out some of the participating cities below.