The Time's Up sexual harassment prevention initiative launched January 1 by Shonda Rhimes, Reese Witherspoon, Emma Stone and other prominent Hollywood women includes, among other things, a legal defense fund for victims, legislative initiatives and a request that women wear black to the Golden Globes.
Portman, one of the founders of Time's Up, said the all-black red carpet proved how much of Hollywood was backing her project.
Meryl Streep will bring Ai-jen Poo, the director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and co-director of the Caring Across Generations Campaign. As Hollywood comes together to honour 2017's best actors, directors and more, there is no avoiding the elephant in the room: The Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment cases and the several others that followed. Motorcycle officers cruised down the red carpet. The full list of activists, as well as their full statement, is below.
"As longtime organizers, activists and advocates for racial and gender justice, it gives us enormous pride to stand with the members of the Time's Up campaign who have stood up and spoken out in this groundbreaking historical moment", the statement read. We do this work as participants in movements that seek to affirm the dignity and humanity of every person.
The move is part of a widening effort by prominent Hollywood women, who formed the umbrella group Time's Up, to extend the focus on sexual harassment to women marginalised because of class, sexuality, ethnicity or race. She cofounded ROC in New York City after 9/11, together with displaced World Trade Center workers, which has organized those who work in restaurants to win workplace justice campaigns, conduct research and policy work, partner with responsible restaurants, and launch cooperatively owned restaurants.
Also, like CarterMatt on Facebook to get more updates on this show and some others we cover. The outspoken actress made the suggestion the day before the ceremony which will see many attendees wearing all black in a silent protest, as well as Times Up pins, which will promote a new legal initiative.
"This moment in time calls for us to use the power of our collective voices to find solutions that leave no woman behind".
"We want to encourage all women - from those who live in the shadows to those who live in the limelight, from all walks of life, and across generations - to continue to step forward and know that they will be supported when they do". Larasi is also co-chair of the End Violence Against Women Coalition.