"It was when I was brushing my teeth that I got the idea to have a benefit concert...we gotta do something to show that the people in Flint matter to the rest of the world."~Xai Ali
Atlanta, Ga (PRWEB) February 02, 2016
When state officials decided to change the source of Flint, Michigan's public water supply from Lake Huron to the highly toxic Flint River last year, all of Flint's residents were immediately placed in grave peril from water poisoning, affecting young and old, alike. The resulting crisis has left this city of nearly 100,000 without safe water for drinking, cooking or bathing. To address this life-threatening situation, Flint native Isaiah "Xai" Burns, who works at the renowned Apache Café in Atlanta, Ga., began brainstorming on how to help his family when his father apprised Burns about the worsening water emergency in the city. "I started brain storming ways to help not only my family but anyone else in the city that needed help," Burns recalls. "It was when I was brushing my teeth, that I got the idea to have a benefit concert to raise resources and awareness about the situation." He worked with his Apache colleagues, Queen Sheba and MicXsic (pronounced Mick Sick), as well as, major associates Gigi “Gi Twice” Robinson (artist and healer, as well as owner at Living Aligned) and She L. Robinson (Atlanta publicist, branding specialist and owner of Robinson Squared, Community Empowerment Outreach Director at Salt & Light Truth Center, Decatur Ga. and CEO & co-founder of Business Women of Purpose (BWOP) a professional sisterhood) to make the concert a reality.
These individuals are coordinating truckloads of essential supplies (water, filtration devices, baby wipes, etc.) that will leave Atlanta for Flint, immediately following the concert, where Debra Taylor, the concert's on-the-ground Michigan contact, and local nonprofit founder, We The People of Detroit, along with Michigan emergency responders will distribute these materials upon arrival. Graphics sponsor Paul Muhammad of Creative Genius, will work with emergency responders in Flint, to facilitate further distribution of supplies. Local artists lending their talents are Red Storm, Abyss, FOCUSAtl, Ms. Dia (WRFG 89.3 FM), Queen Sheba, D.R.E.S tha BEATnik and many others. This extensive, collaborative outreach needs your help to succeed! Tickets for the concert can be purchased @ http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?eventId=6477915&dispatch=loadSelectionData for media inquiries, donations, or more information, contact She L. Robinson, she(at)robinsonsquaredllc(dot)com or (470) 202.8581.