Water crisis benefit brings stars to Flint on Oscar night

A benefit for residents affected by the lead-contaminated water crisis in Flint featured some big names but was a grass-roots effort at its core, "Creed" director Ryan Coogler said.

Coogler, actor Jesse Williams and about a dozen others opened the #JusticeForFlint event on Sunday — Oscar night — by talking about the water crisis and thanking the crowd. Those participating in the Flint benefit, which included performances by Janelle Monae and Stevie Wonder, are helping raise money and awareness about the water problem, Coogler said.

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