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George and Amal receive highest honor at the Cincinnati IFCA Awards

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Post by party animal - not! Tue 19 Oct 2021, 12:59

https://eu.cincinnati.com/story/news/2021/10/17/george-and-amal-clooney-receive-highest-honor-ifca-awards-gala/8496943002/

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Post by PigPen Tue 19 Oct 2021, 13:08

Help.... there is video of the award ceramony that I can't load   but if you go to
 WCWT 5   ( local news channel) it will come up.  
Nice footage of Nick and Ada.



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Post by party animal - not! Tue 19 Oct 2021, 15:53

Thanks, Pigpen - tried it (from London) and failed, but here is a gallery of photos from the event.........

     https://eu.cincinnati.com/picture-gallery/entertainment/2021/10/17/national-underground-railroad-freedom-center-recognizes-awardees-gala/8497802002/

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Post by PigPen Tue 19 Oct 2021, 16:17

https://www.wlwt.com/article/george-amal-clooney-receive-highest-honor-from-cincinnati-freedom-center/37982659


see if this works...

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Post by party animal - not! Tue 19 Oct 2021, 16:33

Doesn't seem to - but thanks for trying - it's just local coverage and no GDPR I suspect...

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Post by LizzyNY Tue 19 Oct 2021, 16:59

PP - Worked for me. Thanks!
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Post by annemarie Wed 20 Oct 2021, 12:03


George, Amal Clooney receive highest honor from Cincinnati Freedom Center

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CINCINNATI —
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center honored four individuals Saturday night, bestowing their highest honor for their modern-day freedom efforts.
George Clooney, Amal Clooney, Bryan Stevenson and the late Congressman John Lewis were presented with the International Freedom Conductor Award for their lifetimes of advocacy for freedom across the globe.

During a Saturday evening gala in Cincinnati, the honorees spoke on their contributions and grooming the next generation of freedom fighters
"The cause of freedom is enduring and must be pursued constantly, relentlessly to ensure all people, regardless of location, religion, race or sexuality, are free," said Woodrow Keown Jr., president and chief operating officer of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. "Mr. and Mrs. Clooney, Congressman Lewis and Mr. Stevenson represent historically, categorically and systemically the injustices we continue to fight in our pursuit of freedom. They are conductors on our current path to freedom."
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AMAL CLOONEY

Amal Clooney is a barrister specializing in international law and human rights.
She represents victims of human rights violations in national and international courts and is currently representing Yazidi victims of genocide, including the first genocide case against an ISIS member.
Clooney also represents over 100 Sudanese victims of crimes committed by Janjaweed leader Ali Kushayb, who faces trial before the International Criminal Court. She is also representing a state in one of the most groundbreaking cases before the International Court of Justice, alleging that Myanmar is responsible for the crime of genocide against the Rohingya people.
Clooney has helped to secure freedom for political prisoners around the world, including journalists and opposition figures. In 2020, she was the recipient of the Gwen Ifill Award for extraordinary and sustained achievement in the cause of press freedom and currently represents award-winning Filipino journalist Maria Ressa, who faces a lifetime behind bars for her work in the Philippines.
Clooney is the author of “The Right to a Fair Trial in International Law” and is a visiting professor at Columbia Law School. Together with her husband, George, she is co-founder of the Clooney Foundation for Justice. One of their first projects – an initiative to educate hundreds of thousands of refugees in Lebanon – was showcased at the 2016 United Nations summit hosted by President Barack Obama and United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power.
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GEORGE CLOONEY

George Clooney is an American actor, filmmaker and activist recognized as much for his global humanitarian efforts as he is for his film accomplishments.
Among the many honors received for his humanitarian work were the 2007 Peace Summit Award and the 2010 Robert F. Kennedy Ripple of Hope Award.
He has produced three telethons: "The Tribute to Heroes" after the Sept. 11 attacks; "Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope" and "Hope for Haiti Now," which raised a record $66 million. In 2010, he founded The Satellite Sentinel Project, which used private satellites to take photographs of Sudan and South Sudan to alert civilians of any potential threats.
He founded The Sentry in 2015 to use forensic accountants to follow the money stolen from citizens of Sudan and South Sudan by their governments. He has testified in front of Congress, two Secretaries of State and dozens of senators to help bring peace to South Sudan.
In March 2012, Clooney and his father, Nick, were arrested as part of the delegation that peacefully protested in front of the Sudanese Embassy in Washington, D.C., calling worldwide attention to the human rights violations being committed in Sudan. He and his wife, Amal, launched the ambitious Clooney Foundation for Justice in 2016.
Clooney has won two Academy Awards, five Golden Globes, including the Cecil B. DeMille Award, four SAG awards, one BAFTA award, two Critic's Choice Awards, an Emmy and four National Board of Review awards.
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JOHN LEWIS

Congressman John Lewis (1940-2020) was integral to the civil rights movement for over 50 years.
At just 21, Lewis, the son of sharecroppers, was beaten and bloodied as one of the 13 original Freedom Riders, seeking to end the racist Jim Crow policies of the American South.
At 23, as chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, he marched on Washington alongside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., speaking just before King on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. At 25, he was one of the leaders of the infamous march from Selma to Montgomery on March 7, 1965, advocating for voting rights. At the head of the march, he and others stood their ground against police in riot gear, before Lewis was beaten by law enforcement and his skull fractured.
But his efforts achieved their purpose – President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law shortly after, securing the right to vote that had so long been denied to Black voters in America.
In 1986, he was elected to the first of 17 terms in the US Congress, representing Georgia's 5th district, taking the fight for human rights and racial equity to the halls of Congress. During his tenure, Lewis was also an advocate of LGBTQ rights and expanded access to health care and voting rights.
In 2011, President Barack Obama awarded Lewis the Presidential Medal of Freedom, saying he was "an American who knew that change could not wait for some other person or some other time; whose life is a lesson in the fierce urgency of now."
Lewis dedicated his life to racial equity and human rights, applauding those marching in protest of police brutality and systemic racism following the murder of George Floyd in 2020, considering the protests a continuation of his life's work. His colleagues are hoping his legacy lives on in the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, a bill the congressman advocated for in the halls of Congress and bled for in the segregated South. Lewis reminds us always to "get into trouble, good trouble, necessary trouble."
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BRYAN STEVENSON

Bryan Stevenson is a lawyer, social justice activist and founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative.
His work challenges the inequities of the criminal justice system in America, particularly the biases against minorities.
As director of the Equal Justice Initiative, Stevenson guaranteed defense of anyone sentenced to the death penalty in Alabama, the state with the highest per capita rate of death penalty sentencing. He has been instrumental in influencing Supreme Court decisions that prohibit sentencing children under 18 to death or life in prison without parole and he has argued cases that have saved dozens of prisoners from the death penalty.
Most notably, Stevenson helped overturn the wrongful conviction of Walter McMillian, during which McMillian served six years on death row before being exonerated in 1993.
In 2018, Stevenson founded the Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama, which honors the names of more than 4,000 Blacks lynched in the American South between 1877 and 1950. That history of racial violence and lynchings, Stevenson argues, has influenced the high rate of death sentences in the South, where it is disproportionately applied to minorities.
In 2018, Stevenson received the Benjamin Franklin Award from the American Philosophical Society for his work in support of justice and mercy, the organization's most prestigious award for distinguished public service. In 2020 he was a co-recipient of the Right Livelihood Award.
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Past recipients of the IFCA include Rosa Parks, 1998; Archbishop Desmond Tutu, 2000; Dr. Dorothy Height, 2003; The Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights, 2003; President George H.W. Bush, 2007; President Bill Clinton, 2007; His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama, 2010; Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, 2013; Nicholas Kristof, 2013; Lech Walesa, 2014; and Nelson Mandela, 2014.
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Post by Donnamarie Thu 21 Oct 2021, 04:10

What a nice honor for George and Amal.  I was able to see the video.  Seeing George and his father together was special.  Nick must be very proud of his son.  I could see the way Nick was looking at George as George was talking to the reporter.   Glad to see Nick and Nina in public.  It’s been a while.  Such a relief that they managed to stay healthy during the pandemic.
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