On the night of the Golden Globe Awards, Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez were in Puerto Rico announcing a donation of $2 million that will be made to multiple Primary Health Centers across the island. In the posts J.Lo and A.Rod shared across their Instagram profiles, they affirm their support for the people of Puerto Rico and for the women showing their solidarity to the Time’s Up initiative.
Here’s the video of J.Lo speaking about the #TimesUp movement, the fight for equality for women and the people of Puerto Rico, who have yet to receive full aid after Hurricane Maria.
Although J.Lo wasn’t present at the Golden Globes, she dressed in all black to show her support and solidarity with the Time’s Up movement, a legal defense fund set up to combat sexual harassment, assault, and discrimination in the workplace. Along with other talented women who dressed in all black at the Golden Globes, Lopez wants women to receive fair and equal treatment in all industries.
This is the same type of equality she wants for the people of Puerto Rico. Just like any other group of U.S. citizens, Puerto Ricans deserve the same care and respect, which is what she emphasizes at this press conference.
Also behind the mic at the press conference was J.Lo’s partner, Alex Rodriguez.
At the conference, A.Rod said, “Todos somos iguales,” meaning, “We are all the same.” He wants to spread awareness on the continuing devastation in Puerto Rico, four months after Hurricane Maria hit. It’s his hope that the island receives the care and support it deserves.
While in Puerto Rico, J.Lo and A.Rod got the chance to meet some powerful and resilient people, including this man.
This amazing man embodies the strength and resilience that is synonymous with the people of the great island of Puerto Rico. He is 90 years young, and lost his roof and has been without electricity for more than 100 days. Puerto Rico is filled with tough, passionate and strong citizens and it was an honor to meet this one today. #PuertoRico #HurricaneMaria #HurricaneRelief 🇵🇷🇩🇴
So much respect to this man. 👏🏾 Despite the hardships, he manages to stay strong.
In this video, posted by A.Rod, you see the spirit and hope that remains in Puerto despite the damage they are still dealing with.
This is beautiful. 🇵🇷❤️ La lucha sigue.