Meet the activists who accompanied stars to the Golden Globes

Meet the activists who accompanied stars to the Golden Globes

Meet the activists who accompanied stars to the Golden Globes

As Meryl Streep emphasized during her appearance on the E! red-carpet pre-show, it's really about inclusiveness on all fronts and making sure women in all fields have a choice. "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 incredible black feminist organization that fights violence against women and girls".

Emma Stone will be accompanied by Billie Jean King, the activist Emma played in Battle Of The Sexes, according to Variety. Out of solidarity with the victims of sexual harassment and assault, many women have said they will be dressing in black.

Meryl Streep brought National Domestic Workers Alliance Director Ai-jen Poo as her guest and in a red carpet interview she talked about how women were standing up about sexual abuse and inequalities in the workplace.

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. 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.


This past year was a powerful one in the fight for gender equity and against sexual violence against women - from the Women's March to the re-emergence of "me too" as a viral hashtag that brought more than ten years of survivor-centered work to the mainstream.

What do you think about the way that the Golden Globes pre-shows are tackling the social issues at hand?

Many attending the Golden Globes will also be wearing black to protest sexual harassment. "We believe we are nearing a tipping point in transforming the culture of violence in the countries where we live and work", the women said.

"Hey! Persons" attending the #GoldenGlobes this Sun (sic),' she tweeted on Saturday.

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