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02/28/2016 11:08 pm ET Updated Feb 29, 2016

8 Powerful Moments From Ryan Coogler's #JusticeForFlint Event

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The most important star-studded event taking place Sunday night wasn't the Oscars -- it was director Ryan Coogler's #JusticeForFlint charity concert. The event, which was held at the Whiting Auditorium in Flint, Michigan, helped to raise tens of thousands of dollars for residents affected by the Flint water crisis, and provided them with "a night of fun, relaxation, and entertainment."

Below are just a few of the stand out moments from the show: 

1. Host Hannibal Burress's jokes were funny but also so real.

 

2. Flint youth poets' performed a powerful poem about the crisis in their city. 

 

3. Ledisi sang Sam Cooke's 'A Change Is Gonna Come,' and brought these lyrics to life:

 

4. A Flint mother shared her painful story of a miscarriage due to the water crisis. 

 

5. Jazmine Sullivan performed an amazing mini-set, in which she sang her first single, "Need You Bad."

 

 

6. Brothers Isaiah, Jeremiah, Demetrius, and Elijah Lauren shared their personal stories dealing with lead poisoning from the water in Flint. 

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7. Janelle Monae made a powerful entrance by arriving in a straight jacket for her performance. 

 

 

8. And Stevie Wonder's surprise performance was the best way to close out the show.

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