Amal Clooney takes first trip to Dallas to talk about sex trafficking, human rights

Amal Clooney talked to WFAA-TV (Channel 8) anchor Shelly Slater about anti-trafficking efforts and protecting women from sexual violence at the annual luncheon of New Friends New Life at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas on Thursday. (David Woo/Staff Photographer)

Amal Clooney talked to WFAA-TV (Channel 8) anchor Shelly Slater about anti-trafficking efforts and protecting women from sexual violence at the annual luncheon of New Friends New Life at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas on Thursday. (David Woo/Staff Photographer)

Amal Clooney took her first trip to Dallas to stand up for those sold into slavery throughout the world.

The famed human rights lawyer spoke before a sold-out crowd at the annual New Friends New Life luncheon on Thursday at the Hilton Anatole.

The event raised more than $1 million for the anti-trafficking organization, which offers counseling, housing and other services to 1,400 formerly trafficked teens and women every year.

Clooney discussed international human trafficking, crimes against journalists and how her passion makes her good at her job. The conversation was moderated by WFAA-TV (Channel 8) anchor Shelly Slater.

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