Golden Globes activists: Who were the campaigners Hollywood stars brought to ceremony?

Some of this year actors brought unexpected dates to Sunday's ceremony

Ilana Kaplan
New York
Monday 08 January 2018 02:02
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Meryl Streep (L) and Ai-jen Poo attends The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. Credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images.
Meryl Streep (L) and Ai-jen Poo attends The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. Credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images.

The 2018 Golden Globes ceremony looked different than it normally did. Actors and actresses were encouraged to wear black in support of fighting against sexual harassment for the Time's Up initiative. To shift the conversation towards finding a solution for sexual assault in Hollywood, eight actresses participating in black costume brought organisers and activists to the ceremony as their dates. Instead of focusing conversations solely on attire, the actresses and activists took their time on the red carpet to discuss organisations who create powerful change for women.

Meet each of the eight campaigners below.

Tarana Burke

Tarana Burke is the founder of the #MeToo campaign and the senior director of Girls for Gender Equity. She accompanies actress Michelle Williams to the Golden Globes.

Ai-jen Poo

The Post actress Meryl Streep brought Ai-jen Poo to the Golden Globes - director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance.

Calina Lawrence

Actress Shailene Woodley brought Suquamish Tribe member, singer and water rights activist Calina Lawrence as her guest.

Marai Larasi

Beauty and The Beast actress Emma Watson brought the executive director of Imkaan, Marai Larasi.

Rosa Clemente

Rosa Clemente is a scholar and former Green Party vice presidential candidate who accompanies actress Susan Sarandon.

Mónica Ramírez

Big Little Lies' guest of honor is Mónica Ramírez is the director of Gender Equity and Advocacy for the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda.

Saru Jayaraman

Co-director of Restaurant Opportunities Centers United accompanies comedian and actress Amy Poehler at the Golden Globes.

Billie Jean King

Tennis legend and founder of Women's Tennis Association Billie Jean King was Emma Stone's date at this year's awards cermony

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