Meet the Activists Who Accompanied Celebrities on the Golden Globes Red Carpet

Oscar Cross
January 8, 2018

In addition to the various silent protests such as wearing black or a Time's Up pin, some of the most successful women in the entertainment industry will reportedly be bringing activists rather than significant others as dates in order to show support for those affected by sexual harassment and assault. Variety is reporting that Emma Stone, Susan Sarandon, Meryl Streep, Michelle Williams, Emma Watson, Shailene Woodley, Amy Poehler, and Laura Dern will be accompanied by notable activists.

"To every woman employed in agriculture who has had to fend off unwanted sexual advances from her boss. every waitress grabbed by a customer and expected to take it with a smile".

After criticism for not speaking out about longtime friend Harvey Weinstein, Streep brought Ai-jen Poo, the director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, to the Globes.

"I'm moved beyond measure to be standing next to this woman", Williams told E! on the red carpet, standing alongside Burke. Stone is nominated for best actress on Sunday night for her portrayal of King in the movie Battle of the Sexes. "Domestic workers know the power of organizing and see this moment of unity among women across industries as a turning point for our movement end sexual harassment and violence once and for all". King founded the Women's Sports Foundation and the Women's Tennis Association, and has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her efforts.

Burke arrived with All the Money in the World star and nominee Michelle Williams, who eagerly spoke about her activism.


Watson's guest will be Marai Larasi, the executive director of Imkaan, a black feminist network organization based in the United Kingdom.

Susan Sarandon will bring Rosa Clemente, an organiser, political commentator and journalist who campaigns for media justice and voter engagement among youth of colour.

- Calina Lawrence, a Suquamish Tribe member, singer and activist for, among other causes, Native American treaty and water rights, will be going with Ms. Woodley.

Previous Golden Globe victor and host Amy Poehler arrived on the red carpet with Jayaraman, co-founder and co-director of Restaurant Opportunities Centers United and director of the University of California at Berkeley Food Labor Research Center.

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