Meryl Streep, Emma Watson bring activists as Golden Globe guests

Marie Harrington
January 8, 2018

Hollywood stars are wearing black to speak out against sexual harassment in the workplace, and it's not just about matters in Hollywood.

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.

In a movement spearheaded by Michelle Williams, seven other actresses including Meryl Streep, Amy Poehler, Emma Watson walked gender and racial justice activists as their guests in an effort to give them a platform for their messages. "We're saying women in Hollywood have an opportunity to amplify the issue and shine a light on things".

She add that "because of Tarana" she had more hope for the future.

Susan Sarandon tweeted that she was honored to attend the awards show with Rosa Clemente, a Puerto Rican activist and journalist who "has come to remind us that PR is still in crisis".

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

Streep, who is nominated this year for Best Actress - Drama for "The Post", will bring Ai-jen Poo, the director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance.

And Shailene Woodley brought Calina Lawrence, a member of the Suquamish Tribe and an advocate for Native Treaty Rights, the Mni Wiconi movement and #NoLNG253 movement.

Emma Stone will bring former pro tennis player and activist Billie Jean King, who she obviously portrayed in Battle of the Sexes. She's an important voice when it comes to women's rights and is an activist for helping ordinary women receive some the treatment that they deserve.

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