8 Prominent Hollywood Actresses to Attend the Golden Globes with Notable Activists
By Kala Fogg
2018 is starting to look very promising, as some people in this country continue their efforts to embrace the differences amongst us all. Eight very accomplished stars in Hollywood are deciding to embrace activists who constantly fight for their rights and the rights of others. At tonight's 75th annual Golden Globes Laura Dern, Amy Pohler, Susan Sarandon, Meryl Streep, Emma Stone, Emma Watson, Michelle Williams, and Shailene Woodley will each be accompanied by various activists as they walk the red carpet. On a night full of glitz and glam these stars are deciding to share the attention with women who truly deserve it. This decision is no coincidence and it is to be associated with Time's Up, an initiative started by women on the forefront in Hollywood. The activists all agreed to participate in hopes that people will shift their focuses to the survivors rather than the abusers in harmful situations.
Accompanying Laura Dern is Monica Ramirez who emphasizes empowerment among the Latina community and fights against sexual violence against farm workers
Amy Pohler's Guest will be Saru Jayaraman who is credited for being a justice advocate for restaurant workers.
Susan Sarandon's plus one is Rosa Clemente, former Vice president candidate for the Green Party in 2008, and a community organizer who focuses on political prisoners, voter engagement, and Puerto Rican independence.
Meryl Streep will be accompanied by Ai-jen Poo, the director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, who also organizes immigrant worker women.
Emma Stone will be taking Billie Jean King, known for being a Tennis Champion, however she also founded the Women's Tennis Association.
Accompanying Michelle Williams will be Tarana Burke , founder of the #Metoo movement and senior director of the nonprofit Girls For Gender Equity.
Emma Watson will walk with Marai Larasi, executive Director of Imkaan, a British network filled with organizations aimed to end violence against black and minority women.
And Shailene Woolley will attend with Calina Lawrence, a member of the Suquamish tribe who is a committed activist for Native American Treaty and Water rights.