Meet the activists who accompanied stars to the Golden Globes

Meet the activists who accompanied stars to the Golden Globes

Meet the activists who accompanied stars to the Golden Globes

The group has called for actresses to wear black dresses to the Golden Globes, launched a legal defense fund to combat harassment in low-wage workplaces, and is campaigning for equal gender representation at leadership levels in companies across the industry.

Susan Sarandon is joining her fellow actresses in bringing an activist as her date. But the buzzword of the night - take a shot every time you hear it! - is solidarity, and Stone's guest of honor is part of a coalition of women within Time's Up who made a decision to bring activists as their dates for this year's awards.

"We believe we are nearing a tipping point in transforming the culture of violence in the countries where we live and work", they wrote. "It's a moment to transform both the written and unwritten rules that devalue the lives and experiences of women".

The nominee walked the carpet with Ai-jen Poo, the executive director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, who said she was honored to join the veteran actress. We do this work as participants in movements that seek to affirm the dignity and humanity of every person.

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.

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Amy Poehler's guest was Saru Jayaraman, director of the Food Labor Research Center at University of California, Berkeley.

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.

And Shailene Woodley brought Calina Lawrence, a member of the Suquamish Tribe and an advocate for Native Treaty Rights, the Mni Wiconi movement and #NoLNG253 movement.

In their joint red carpet interview, King spoke before Stone. It's now Emma's turn and her generation to do that.

She said: "There's something about women in Hollywood speaking out".

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