Hollywood storms red carpet wearing black to make statement against sexual harassment

Katrina Barker
January 8, 2018

"Black-ish" star Tracee Ellis Ross, who wore a black dress complete with black turban, said on the red carpet for the 75th Golden Globes, "Time's up on abuse, discrimination and the imbalance of power".

- 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".

Other actresses bringing along activists to Sunday night's ceremony in Los Angeles include Emma Watson, Amy Poehler, and Shailene Woodley.

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.

Susan Sarandon tweeted that she was honored to attend the awards show with Rosa Clemente, a Puerto Rican activist and journalist who "has come to remind us that PR is still in crisis".

Michelle Williams' plus-one is Tarana Burke, who founded the #MeToo movement back in 1997 - two decades before that anthem became a hashtag, popularized by Alyssa Milano, in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein investigation - and is senior director of the nonprofit Girls for Gender Equity.

Woodley's date is Suquamish Tribe member Calina Lawrence, who advocates for Native American treaty and water rights.

- Marai Larasi, executive director of Imkaan, a British network of organizations working to end violence against black and minority women, will be Ms. Watson's guest. King is also the founder of the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative and has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

It's an nearly certainty that all of these women will be wearing black, an initiative organised by the Time's Up campaign to stand in solidarity with those who experience sexual harassment, assault or abuse across all industries.

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