Actresses Making a Point With Golden Globes Guests

Amy Poehler is among those bringing an activist Sunday night
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 7, 2018 1:40 PM CST
Actor Amy Poehler.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – Meryl Streep, Michelle Williams, Emma Watson, and Amy Poehler are just a few of the actresses who are planning to bring gender and racial justice activists as their guests to the Golden Globe Awards Sunday evening, the AP reports. Streep will attend with Ai-jen Poo, the director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance; Williams with Tarana Burke, the founder of the "me too" movement; and Watson will bring Marai Larasi, the executive director of Imkaan, a black-feminist organization.

In a statement Sunday, the advocates say they were inspired by the Time's Up initiative. They say the goal in attending the awards will be to shift focus away from the perpetrators and back on survivors and creating lasting change. Many attending the Golden Globes will also be wearing black to protest sexual harassment.

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