Celebs Are Bringing Activists As Their Dates To Today's Golden Globes

Ruben Ruiz
January 8, 2018

The women of Time's Up, the official Hollywood initiative to combat sexual harassment both within and beyond the entertainment industry, picked the dress code, encouraging men and women to wear black as a symbol of solidarity with those combating sexual harassment, discrimination, and assault.

Emma Stone, Susan Sarandon, Meryl Streep, Michelle Williams, Laura Dern, Emma Watson, Shailene Woodley and Amy Poehler are all getting involved, which they say was inspired by the #TimesUp campaign.

The move is part of a widening effort by prominent Hollywood women, who formed the umbrella group Time's Up, to extend the focus on sexual harassment to women marginalised because of class, sexuality, ethnicity or race. "This movement is more powerful because we're seeing. a collaboration between these two worlds that people don't usually put together".

Stone chose to walk the red carpet with Billie Jean King, who she plays in her nominated film, "Battle of the Sexes".

"Farmworker women have been standing up and speaking out against sexual violence in the workplace for decades", she said in a statement.

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"We believe we are nearing a tipping point in transforming the culture of violence in the countries where we live and work", they wrote.

Time's Up organizers Meryl Streep, Amy Poehler and Michelle Williams, who attended with #MeToo founder Tarana Burke, all wore black on the carpet. King, who founded the Women's Tennis Association, has been an advocate for equal pay for women and gender equality since the early 1970s. Sarandon will be bringing along Rosa Clemente, who has campaigned for voter engagement among youth of color, third party politics, United States political prisoners, the rights of Puerto Rico to become an independent nation, and media justice.

Watson will attend alongside Marai Larasi, executive director of Imkaan, "a British network of organizations working to end violence against black and minority women".

Previous Golden Globe victor and host Amy Poehler arrived on the red carpet with Jayaraman, co-founder and co-director of Restaurant Opportunities Centers United and director of the University of California at Berkeley Food Labor Research Center. Lawrence, a Suquamish Tribe member, is an activist for Native American treaty and water rights, among other causes.

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