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A-list actresses bring activists to Golden Globes red carpet

08 January 2018

Stone chose to walk the red carpet with Billie Jean King, who she plays in her nominated film, "Battle of the Sexes".

The #WhyWeWearBlack campaign is in full effect tonight ahead of the Golden Globe Awards, with actresses taking a unified stand in hopes to spark a larger discussion regarding the exploitation of those in Hollywood by powerful men. King said it was "one of the highlights" of her life to attend on such an important night.

Speaking to E!, Watson said it was Williams who "spearheaded" the idea of actresses bringing activists with them as their red carpet guests. The launch was spawned in part by a letter of support Hollywood women received from female farm workers, and the defense fund that has raised $15 million to date is not only for victims of sexual harassment and assault in the entertainment industry, but in all sectors.

Susan Sarandon brought activist Rosa Clemente, who is the president and founder of Know Thy Self Productions, which has produced community activism tours and consults on issues such as hip-hop activism, media justice and voter engagement, according to Clemente's website.

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A-list actresses bring activists to Golden Globes red carpet

Streep walked the red carpet with Ai-jen Poo, director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance.

The actress, who will be presenting at the event tonight, walked the annual event with Marai, the leader of Imkaan, a United Kingdom -based women's organization that is aimed at responding to and preventing violence against black minoritized women and girls.

Amy Poehler's guest was Saru Jayaraman, director of the Food Labor Research Center at University of California, Berkeley. If that movie sounds familiar, it's probably because you read about director Ridley Scott replacing supporting cast member Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer after Anthony Rapp accused Spacey of sexually propositioning him when he was 14 years old (Spacey was 26). It's now Emma's turn and her generation to do that. Hollywood stars are wearing black to speak out against sexual harassment in the workplace, and it's not just about matters in Hollywood.

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A-list actresses bring activists to Golden Globes red carpet