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Gina Rodriguez Gave An Amazing Awards Speech On Family And Giving

"What if we lived in a world where booking a show and getting a Golden Globe was just an excuse to do good for others?"

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Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez gave a moving speech about her family on Friday when she received the young humanitarian award at Variety’s Unite4:Humanity event.

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Rodriguez was recognized for her work in the We Will Foundation, an organization she founded to support young women in the arts.

Rodriguez recalled growing up inspired by her father’s involvement with labor unions as a teamster, and how her mother often sacrificed personal luxuries to take care of extended family.

Rodriguez was the first CW actor to win a Golden Globe last year, and has made several powerful speeches about Latina identity and representation in Hollywood.

Tamerra Griffin is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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