While a number of stars are expected at the Golden Globes on Sunday night to walk the red carpet dressed in black in solidarity with victims of sexual harassment, eight actresses have decided to take their protest one step further.
Michelle Williams, Emma Watson, Susan Sarandon, Meryl Streep, Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley, Amy Poehler and Emma Stone will attend the awards with a defender or activist for racial and gender justice, according to a press release.
"Our goal in attending the Golden Globes is to change the approach to the survivors and in systemic and lasting solutions," reads a joint statement by the advocates, who have pledged their support to Time & # 39; s Up: a newly formed female coalition of actresses, agents, lawyers and others who came up with the completely black plan.
"This moment in time requires that we use the power of our collective voices to find solutions that will not leave any woman behind."
Williams, who is nominated for her work In "All the money in the world" will attend the show Tarana Burke, defender of racial and gender justice and senior director of Girls for Gender Equity. Burke is also the founder of "#MeToo". movement and co-founder of youth organization Just Be Inc.
Watson's guest will be Marai Larasi, executive director of Imkaan, a black feminist network organization based in the United Kingdom. Sarandon, nominated for "Feud: Bette and Joan" will attend the show with Rosa Clemente, organizer, political commentator and independent journalist.
Streep, nominated for her performance in "The Post," plans to attend the show with Ai -jen Poo, director of the Domestic Domestic Workers Alliance and co-director of the Caring Across Generations Campaign. Dern, nominated for "Big Little Lies" will attend with Mónica Ramírez, co-founder of the National Alliance of Peasants.
Woodley's guest, Calina Lawrence, is an enrolled member of the Suquamish Tribe and defender of Native Treaty Rights, the movement "Mni Wiconi" (Water is Life) led by the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and the # NoLNG253 movement directed by the Puyallup Tribe.
Poehler will attend with Saru Jayaraman, president of Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) United and ROC Action and director of the Food Labor Research Center at UC Berkeley. And Stone, who is nominated for the "Battle of the sexes" will attend with Billie Jean King, whom he portrayed in the film. King is the founder of Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative and co-founder of World TeamTennis, among other organizations.
"As organizers, activists and advocates of racial and gender justice for a long time, we take great pride in supporting the members of the Time & # 39; s Up campaign who have stood up and expressed themselves at this historic moment. pioneer ", said the statement.
"We want to encourage all women, from those who live in the shadows to those who live in the center of attention, of all professions and generations, to keep moving forward and know that they will receive support when they do so"