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Golden Globes: 5 Actresses Who Brought Activists to the Show

08 January 2018

The move is one of several initiatives by an organization called Time's Up, which a broad coalition of Hollywood women organized in the wake of reports exposing the entertainment industry as predatory.

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

The group includes Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo campaign and senior director of Girls for Gender Equity, who will accompany "All the Money in the World" nominee Michelle Williams, and Ai-jen Poo, director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, who will accompany "The Post" nominee Meryl Streep. 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 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 wonderful black feminist organization that fights violence against women and girls".

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From #MeToo creator Tarana Burke to activist Monica Ramirez, check out who the stars brought along to the show.

"There is something about women in Hollywood speaking out", Larai explained to Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet.

Billie Jean King, the tennis champion who founded the Women's Tennis Association, will accompany Stone, who is up for a Globe for her portrayal of King in the film Battle Of The Sexes. Our goal in attending the Golden Globes is to shift the focus back to survivors and on systemic, lasting solutions.

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"It's one step at a time", said King when asked about the issue by NBC's Natalie Morales.

Inspired by the Time's Up movement, which is an initiative to advocate a better workplace for women and to end sexual harassment, some attendees are taking things further at this year's awards. "Every generation has to fight for equality and keep fighting for freedom forever", she said. "It's got to stop right now".

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Golden Globes: 5 Actresses Who Brought Activists to the Show