Los Angeles: 'Creed' director Ryan Coogler has helped organise a star-studded benefit for the residents of Flint, Michigan on the Oscars night.

Creed. Pic/Santa Banta

Dubbed #JUSTICEFORFLINT, the event will be hosted by comedian Hannibal Buress and is presented by "Blackout for Human Rights", Coogler's activist collective which is devoted to addressing human rights violations in the US, reported Rolling Stone magazine.

Singer Janelle Monae, "Grey's Anatomy" actor Jesse Williams and Selma director Ava DuVernay will all be in attendance.

The event will be held at the Whiting Auditorium in Flint and will be free to attend.

"With the #JUSTICEFORFLINT benefit event we will give a voice to the members of the community who were the victims of the choices of people in power who are paid to protect them, as well as provide them with a night of entertainment, unity, and emotional healing," Coogler said.