Amariyanna “Mari” Copeny, also known as “Little Miss Flint,” is stepping up for the #BlackPantherChallenge.
She and her cousins have set up a GoFundMe page to help marginalized children go to see the biggest, Blackest movie of the year.
“This campaign is apart of the #BlackPantherChallenge, a challenge started by Frederick Joseph in New York City. This is important for every child especially those of color, to see themselves represented in a cinematic feature film. It is so important that marginalized children see a representation of themselves, especially in a city like Flint, Michigan,” the page reads.
With Black Panther set to be the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first black-led superhero movie, this is definitely a big win for diversity. And with critics massively praising the movie as new and exciting, it’s a must-see.
The challenge started with Frederick Joseph and has spread through the country, with big names like Snoop Dogg and Viola Davis also stepping up to the plate.
— Mari Copeny (@LittleMissFlint) January 30, 2018
Little Miss Flint is Making a Big Difference
This isn’t the first time “Little Miss Flint” has stepped up to the plate to help marginalized kids.
In August, she teamed up with nonprofit organization Pack Your Back in order to help distribute school supplies to local students in her hometown, Flint, Michigan.
“I wanted to make sure kids got the best start possible to the school year and for their parents to not have to worry about having to buy supplies,” Mari told the Huffington Post.
Mari was able to get school supplies for 100 students last year after she started her #PackYourBackChallenge on Twitter, but this year, she wanted to aim higher. Working with the Pack Your Back organization, Mari and the nonprofit were able to distribute backpacks to over 1,000 students who came to the event.
Mari was also able to raise $10,000 online.