Lili Reinhart has been using her platform to bring more awareness to Black activists and change makers over the past few days. On her Instagram live, Lili has been interviewing a different person every single day to help spread their message to her followers and many other celebrities have also followed suit.
While speaking on Lili Reinhart's Instagram live on June 10, Little Miss Flint, Mari Copeny, got another big surprise while talking to the Riverdale star. Mari talked about her long standing efforts to help bring clean water to Flint, Michigan, which has been ongoing since about 2014.
Since she was 8-years-old, she has been fighting for clean water in her town and she wrote a letter to President Barack Obama to help bring more awareness to the cause. Thanks to his visit to the town after reading her letter and her continuous efforts to help her town and others similarly facing a water crisis, she has been able to help people across the country get the clean water they need.
Twelve-year-old Mari absolutely freaked out when she joined the chat, which is still available to watch on Lili's Instagram. She opened up about her fundraiser to get more bottled water and filters in Flint, as they continue to replace pipes in the town that have been causing lead poisoning, and her youth protest for Black Lives Matter.
"I feel powerful when I be at the protests. At the same time, it's like fun because like the whole community has come together and talks about what's going on. And they start chanting and doing stuff," Mari said.
At the end of the interview, Lili invited her over to the Riverdale set and Mari couldn't handle the exciting news. She even posted her reaction on Twitter.
"We would love to have you. For real, girl! You're totally allowed to come," Lili told her on the livestream.
If you'd like to help support Mari and donate to her current fundraiser, check out her GoFundMe.
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