Tonight’s Golden Globes ceremony is essentially the debut of Time’s Up, a massive new anti-harassment initiative prompted by the allegations against high-level entertainment industry people like Harvey Weinstein and Matt Lauer that seeks to take on all workplace harassment—wether it’s in Hollywood or not. The group is run by hundreds of volunteers, including female writers, directors, studio executives, and many actresses (including America Ferrera, Ashley Judd, Emma Stone, Kerry Washington, Rashida Jones, and Reese Witherspoon). The group’s first big move is encouraging women to wear black at the Golden Globes to raise awareness for the victims of sexual assault and harassment, but that’s not all that’s planned for tonight.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Time’s Up is also sending women’s rights activists to walk with actresses at the Golden Globes red carpet in order to highlight “legislative, community-level, and interpersonal solutions that contribute to ending violence against women in all our communities.”
Civil rights activist (and creator of #MeToo) Tarana Burke will walk with Michelle Williams, black feminist organization Imkaan founder Marai Larasi will walk with Emma Watson, workers rights activist Monica Ramirez will join Laura Dern, Native American rights activist Calina Lawrence will walk with Sahilene Woodley, Billie Jean King will walk with Emma Stone, National Domestic Workers Alliance director Ai-Jen Poo will walk with Meryl Streep, community organizer Rosa Clemente will walk with Susan Sarandon, and Restaurant Opportunities Center United president Saru Jayaraman will appear alongside Amy Poehler.