Amal And George Clooney Just Gave Us Another Reason To Love Them
No strangers to advocacy, Amal and George Clooney have actively targeted courts that show signs of human rights violations and partnered with UNICEF to help fund education for Syrian refugees, among other philanthropic initiatives. Now, the power couple is taking a stand against the fatal violence that erupted following a white nationalist rally on August 12 in Charlottesville, Virginia, through a $1 million donation to a leading civil rights organization to combat hate groups in the country. The Clooney Foundation for Justice bestowed the grant upon the Southern Poverty Law Center, with more details on the fund’s use to be announced at a later date. “Amal and I wanted to add our voice—and financial assistance—to the ongoing fight for equality,” George said in a statement. “There are no two sides to bigotry and hate.” His comment alludes to President Donald Trump’s initial statement on the tragic event this month, in which he claimed “both sides” culpable. “What happened in Charlottesville, and what is happening in communities across our country, demands our collective engagement to stand up to hate,” the Clooneys said.