Amal Clooney brings Vanderbilt graduates to their feet with speech on 'courage'

"Be courageous. Challenge orthodoxy. Stand up for what you believe," she said.

“We need young people with the courage to say, ‘This is our world now, and there are going to be some changes,’” Clooney said in Nashville, according to the local Vanderbilt News.

Later she told the 2018 graduates of the university to, "Be courageous. Challenge orthodoxy. Stand up for what you believe in."

Clooney added that "courage" is needed now "more than ever," with gender equality, LGBTQ and even media all needing support, according to the Tennessean.

"At a time when women all over the world face physical abuse, restrictions over their ability to work, own property, travel and even have custody over their children, we need courage," she said. "At a time when more journalists are imprisoned around the world ... we need courage."

Last June, Clooney also added the title of mother to her extensive resume, welcoming twins Ella and Alexander.

The whole family embodied the "courage" she spoke about Thursday earlier this year when they walked with thousands in Washington D.C. for the "March for Our Lives."

The family also pledged a $500,000 donation to March for Our Lives in the name of their twins, Ella and Alexander, shortly after the event was announced.

“Amal and I are so inspired by the courage and eloquence of these young men and women from Stoneman Douglas High School," George Clooney said in a statement on Feb. 20. "Our family will be there on March 24 to stand side by side with this incredible generation of young people from all over the country, and in the name of our children Ella and Alexander, we’re donating $500,000 to help pay for this groundbreaking event. Our children’s lives depend on it."