Standing Rock, Hip Hop 4 Flint, and The Hip Hop Caucus join forces to present the 1st Annual Water is Life Expo in Flint, Michigan on March 25 & 26, 2017. The recent executive action decision of President Trump to move forward on the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline and The Keystone XL Oil Pipeline and the recent halt on the $100 million dollars in federal funds to replace the contaminated lead water pipes in Flint is putting America in a state of emergency. The Dakota Access Pipeline will be built along the Missouri River endangering the water supplies of Iowa, Illinois, North and South Dakota, and Missouri and the 200 rivers attached to it. The Keystone XL pipeline is planned to be built along the Mississippi River affecting America's major water source. Across America with cities like Newark, New Jersey, Baltimore, Maryland, and countless other cities are fighting elevated levels of lead in their waters with very little media and community attention. The Water is Life Expo will unite and give a platform to help provide solutions for all of these issues.
The Water is Life Expo on March 25 & 26, 2017 will host a fulfilling 2 days of workshops focusing on education with topics such as water testing, choosing water filters for the home, community involvement, and a celebrity and activist panel discussion. The Hip Hop 4 Flint organizers raised money in March of 2016 to purchase water filtration systems for 200 homes and we will hear from the families with their success stories at the Water is Life Expo. We will also hear testimonials from children fighting lead poisoning and the Standing Rock Water Protectors.
The Water of Life Expo on March 25 & 26 in Flint, MI will also host 2 night concerts with performers from all genres of music and culture to show solidarity with the undeniable truth that Water is Universal.
The Water is Life Expo will be livestreamed on powwows.com. This event will be raising funds for water filtration systems for Flint and Standing Rock residents. The Water is Life Expo has partnered with the non-profit organization Prince of Peace Church in Flint, MI and the Hip Hop Caucus.
For more information, sponsorships, vendors and registration please go to hiphopcaucus.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Find us on social media @waterislifeexpo.