A-list actresses bring activists to Golden Globes red carpet

08 January, 2018, 03:56 | Author: Malcolm Fuller
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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.

"We are really coming together to say, "time's up" on the imbalance of power everywhere".

So, in honor of female empowerment, we created a list of iconic actresses who've won in the past.

- Ai-jen Poo, who organizes immigrant worker women and is the director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, will be with Ms. Streep, who is nominated for her performance in "The Post".

As part of a continued campaign inspired by the Time's Up movement, these Hollywood A-listers are committing to amplifying voices in the fight for women's rights and racial equality.

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Poo said, "I hope people see the momentum and the energy and the fact that we're uniting across all industries, and all communities, standing together, saying, we all deserve workplaces where we are safe and our work is valued and we can live and work with dignity".

Meanwhile, Sarandon will bring activist and political commentator Rosa Clemente, Stone will be accompanied by former tennis pro and Women's Sport Foundation founder Billie Jean King, and Dern's plus-one will reportedly be immigration activist and Alianza Nacional de Campesinas co-founder Mónica Ramirez.

Amy Poehler arrived at the Golden Globes with Saru Jayaraman, whose platform is advocacy for restaurant workers.

Woodley is set to bring Calina Lawrence, a Suquamish Tribe member and activist for Native American treaty and water rights. King founded the Women's Sports Foundation and the Women's Tennis Association, and has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her efforts.

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