American music star Alicia Keys has won the prestigious Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2017. Alicia Keys has released a statement on her latest award.
“To receive the Ambassador of Conscience award from Amnesty International is a huge honour.
Alicia Keys with no make up on.
as an activist, as a woman, here in this world, who is driven to
recognise the injustice in the world and recognise the unfairness the
inequality, the things that have to change, the ways that we as everyday
people, all of us, have a part to play in that. It is one of the most
proud moments of my life.
encourages me to continue to speak out against injustice and use my
platform to draw attention to the issues that matter to me.”
Alicia Keys at the VMAs
She also said “our
conscience is something we are all gifted with at birth, no matter who
we are. That little voice that speaks to you and tells you when
something is not right, I always use as my guide.
I was a small girl my inner voice would yell at me! Now I just say, OK,
what can I do? That is a question we can ask ourselves and then act
Amnesty International chose Alicia Keys because of her substantial philanthropic work via her non-governmental oil organisation Keep a Child Alive.
Alicia keys looks flawless without make-up on the cover of Ebony magazine
Keys co-founded We Are Here Movement which encourages young people to seek change and action against gun violence and criminal justice system.