Celebs Gift Golden Globes 2018 With Presence of Accomplished Activists

Celebs Gift Golden Globes 2018 With Presence of Accomplished Activists

Meryl is one of many celebs bringing activists to the Globes as part of the Time's Up initiative.

Host Seth Meyers even brought attention to the activists in the room during his opening monologue.

The Time's Up sexual harassment prevention initiative launched January 1 by Shonda Rhimes, Reese Witherspoon, Emma Stone and other prominent Hollywood women includes, among other things, a legal defense fund for victims, legislative initiatives and a request that women wear black to the Golden Globes. When Seacrest asked Streep what Graham would make of this #MeToo moment and the sea of black on the red carpet, Streep said, "I'd think she would be so heartened. It's about solidarity, and what can be born of women speaking to each other, empowering ourselves", said Emma Watson, who attended with friend Marai Larasi, executive director of Imkaan, which the actress described as "an fantastic black feminist organization that fights violence against women and girls".

Meryl Streep will be bringing Ai-Jen Poo, who is the director of hte National Domestic Workers Alliance.

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Emma Stone, meanwhile, will take Billie Jean King, whom she portrayed in "Battle of the Sexes", a Globes-nominated role.

- Saru Jayaraman, a workplace justice advocate for restaurant workers, will be Ms. Poehler's guest.

On the red carpet, Michelle Williams commented that she wasn't at the awards show because of her film ("The Greatest Showman") but because of Tarana Burke, her companion for the night. Woodley's "Big Little Lies" co-star Dern brought Monica Ramirez, a supporter of worker-led movements, and Sarandon walked with Rosa Clemente, a political commentator.

For prominent women in entertainment attending the 75th Golden Globes Sunday, donning black is about more than making a fashion statement. "Every generation has to fight for equality and keep fighting for freedom forever", she said. She is also the co-director of Caring Across Generations campaign. "It's got to stop right now". We have each dedicated our lives to doing work that supports the least visible, most marginalized women in our diverse contexts.

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