Harlem for Flint

Harlem for Flint is a benefit fundraiser in response to the #flintwatercrisis that is being produced in association with National Black Theatre.

Our goal is to raise $25,000 to go towards the Dr. Gail Ganakas Fund with the Community Foundation of Greater Flint. These funds will go towards art and educational programming for disadvantaged youth, giving them an opportunity to overcome their circumstances by nurturing their creativity and skills to advance in the future.

Master of Ceremony: Craig “Mums” Grant, actor & poet from HBO’s Oz and Def Poetry Jam

4 – 5 pm  Silent Auction/Reception
5 – 7 pm  Performances/Jam
7 – 8 pm  Social Dancing and Afterglow
8 – 9 pm  Debate Watch Party

Special Guest Performances

Greg Osby – sax
Jason Samuels Smith – tap dancer
Maurice Chestnut – tap dancer
Wendel Patrick – multi-instrumentalist
Mable Lee – legendary entertainer
The Legendary Last Poets
Tapology Youth Tap Ensemble
Cherisse Bradley – vocalist
Kevin Harris – piano
Ben Williams – bass
Mark Whitfield – guitar
Samora Pinderhughes – piano
Otis Brown III – drums
James Casey – tenor sax
Raydar Ellis – emcee
Aziz- emcee
Jason Mills – drums
Marivaldo Dos Santos – percussion
Robert Knowles – keys
DJ C Boogie – turntables

Contributing visual artists for the Silent Auction

Shani Peters
Jasmine Murrell
Cannon Hersely
Danny Simmons
Jamee Todd
Terry Boddie
Pamela Council
Kameelah Rasheed
Alicia Grullon
Jay Katelansky
Niki Hunter
Vaughn Spann
Tomas Manon
K.D. Isaacs
Andre Trenier
Dhanashree Shenoy
Diana Rose
Marthalicia Matarrita

$50 for reception/show/party
$25 for show/party

Make Your Contribution

Co-Sponsored by Destination Forever, National Black Theatre, Harlem Stage, Revive Music, and Flint Public Art Project.


Flint Public Art Project organizes public events, workshops, and temporary installations to inspire residents to reimagine the city, reclaim vacant and underutilized buildings and lots, and use innovative tools to steer the city’s long-term planning.

We support collaborations among local residents and organizations with leading artists, architects, planners, and community organizers from around the world, connecting the city to regional, national, and global movements to revitalize places through art and design.

We are documenting and amplifying the many ways residents, businesses, and institutions are transforming the city, its public image and identity, and broadcasting this new story to audiences throughout the world.

Harlem for Flint

Harlem for Flint

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