Friday, September 21, 2018

Flint Water Crisis Activist Melissa Mays On The "Flint" Movie Being Nominated For Emmy.

Contributed to Purple Walrus Press by Melissa Mays of Flint.

The past week has been insane! The "Flint" movie was nominated for an Emmy and we got to go. One of the best parts was being able to do interviews about the current state of Flint's water from Flint resident voices. And getting to spend time with the Lifetime/Sony/A&E team who worked so hard since 2016 to get Flint's story out to TV viewers so they could see the importance of every day people standing up and fighting for justice for their communities. The next day after we got back, Nayyirah Shariff and I were asked to introduce Michael Moore for his US Premiere of Fahrenheit 11/9 in Flint. We made sure to have the Water Warriors in the crowd stand up so we could all show our appreciation as we watched the film that SCREAMED how important it is for "Extraordinary Ordinary" people to stand up and take back our Government "For the People, By the People." It was haunting to see another side of the #FlintWaterCrisis but good to know the world will see us. I had amazing successes with Flint residents in crisis at Job 1 and got to work with National Partners with Flint Rising. Over the weekend I got to see my friends at my Birthday show AND the awesome #FlintFit fashion show here!! We had a meeting for the Fundred Project to keep the momentum growing and there are awesome things in the work for Flint residents and beyond! I need a nap but it's all good!!

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