Golden Globes Nominees Bring Activists as Plus-Ones

Golden Globes Nominees Bring Activists as Plus-Ones”

Marking 29 years since her first Golden Globes red carpet, Best Actress nominee Meryl Streep will likely be wearing black for Sunday night's ceremony as part of the Time's Up movement.

Our goal in attending the Golden Globes is to shift the focus back to survivors and on systemic, lasting solutions.

"As longtime organizers, activists and advocates for racial and gender justice", Burke's statement read, "it gives us enormous pride to stand with the members of the TIMES UP campaign who have stood up and spoken out in this groundbreaking historical moment".

- 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".

Michelle Williams and Tarana Burke will also arrive together, with Tarana being the founder of the #metoo movement.

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.

Shailene Woodley will bring Calina Lawrence, a member of the Suquamish Tribe and advocate for Native Treaty Rights, using her music and activism to address racial injustice, police brutality, mass-incarceration, gentrification, violence against women and children, misrepresentation of Native Americans in education and mainstream media, climate injustice, blood quantum, foster youth, and suicide prevention.

Poehler will attend with Saru Jayaraman, the president of Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) United and ROC Action and director of the Food Labor Research Center at UC Berkeley.

The #TIMESUP initiative joins an ever-growing collective of organizations, movements, and leaders working to end gender-based violence.

The statement continued, "We have each dedicated our lives to doing work that supports the least visible, most marginalized women in our diverse contexts".

The 75th Annual Golden Globes, traditionally the party of the year in Hollywood, may be a more sombre affair this time around, in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations plaguing the entertainment community.

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