Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa to Perform at Albie Awards
Bruce Springsteen and his wife, fellow E Street band member Patti Scialfa, will perform at the first annual Albie Awards at the New York Public Library Thursday night (Sept. 29).
George and Amal Clooney, co-founders of The Clooney Foundation for Justice (CFJ), and Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation, will host the Albie Awards, which are named after Justice Albie Sachs, who played a key role in ending apartheid in South Africa. Pop star Dua Lipa will be on hand to present the Justice for Survivors Award, alongside Nadia Murad, to iAct, an organization that supports survivors of genocide in refugee camps.
Also making an appearance at the event: Former first lady Michelle Obama, Oscar winners Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, late night host John Oliver, pop star Aloe Blacc and actor Oscar Isaac.
“We believe that justice must be waged — it doesn’t just happen,” George and Amal Clooney said in a statement. “So, when journalists are locked up just for doing their job, we try to get them out of prison. When young girls are denied the right to study, work, or marry when they want, we help them fight for their rights through the courts. When minorities are targeted for genocide, we help trigger trials against the perpetrators. The Albie Awards add a new dimension to our work at CFJ: they are a way to shine a protective light on the many courageous individuals who, at great personal risk, have devoted their lives to justice.”