Top actresses taking women's rights activists as Golden Globes dates

Rosalie Gross
January 8, 2018

Larasi, who came as a guest of Emma Watson, is the executive director of Imkaan, a network of British network organizations that fights violence against black and minority women. "A lot of women say they've been sexually harassed but didn't do anything about it because it was never as bad as when they were young women working in restaurants", she says. Out of solidarity with the victims of sexual harassment and assault, many women have said they will be dressing in black. 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. It's led to abuse in our own industry and [with domestic workers].

The activists released a joint statement.

"As longtime organizers, activists and advocates for racial and gender justice, it gives us enormous pride to stand with the members of the Time's Up campaign who have stood up and spoken out in this groundbreaking historical moment", the statement read. The initiative vowed support for women in the entertainment business and beyond, from janitors to health care workers.

Actor Michelle Williams and activist Tarana Burke arrive to the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018. Each of us will be highlighting legislative, community-level and interpersonal solutions that strengthen protections against sexual violence in our communities.

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Speaking on the same note, filmmaker Ava DuVernay and actress Allison Janney, who also donned black attire, said that the step is taken to stand "with other like-minded people". "No, sir. It is a correction of an error. And it is going to be done". Mark Ruffalo tweeted Sunday that he wore black "in solidarity with the men and women asking for respect and equality". But we live in a really special, magical time where we can actually all join together and make these changes, these really big, necessary changes to make our world a more fair, just place. "You're only making the world a more handsome, fair and equal place for you and your loved ones".

Evan Rachel Wood has called on Golden Globes attendees to "gather a handful of people and make a circle around" any predators they may see at the event. "I'm with it", DuVernay said. We want to fix that.

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