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A-list actresses bring activists as dates to the 2018 Golden Globes

By in Press Enterprise on January 8, 2018

By Shannon O'Connor, Rob Lowman

For those excited to see if many of the A-list stars are bringing their significant others or family members as their dates to the Golden Globes, you will have to wait for a different award show.

This year, many celebrities, including Emma Stone, Emma Watson and Meryl Streep, brought activists as their guests to the show as a part of the #TimesUp movement to bring awareness to sexual harassment and many other issues.

Host Seth Meyers even brought attention to the activists in the room during his opening monologue.

Related: Photos from the Golden Globes 2018 red carpet

Meryl Streep brought National Domestic Workers Alliance Director Ai-jen Poo as her guest and in a red carpet interview she talked about how women were standing up about sexual abuse and inequalities in the workplace.

“We feel emboldened in this particular to stand together dividing then from now — a thick black line,” she told Ryan Seacrest.

Selfie in case I forget once everything gets started! #TimesUp #GoldenGlobes

— Ai-jen Poo (@aijenpoo) January 7, 2018

On our way! #TIMESUP #GoldenGlobes

— Ai-jen Poo (@aijenpoo) January 7, 2018

There’s a beautiful sea of black on the #GoldenGlobes red carpet today. This is what unity and power looks like. #TIMESUP

— Ai-jen Poo (@aijenpoo) January 7, 2018

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.

Amy Poehler’s guest was Saru Jayaraman, director of the Food Labor Research Center at University of California, Berkeley.

Amy Poehler brings @SaruJayaraman director of the Food Labor […]    

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