Host Seth Meyers even brought attention to the activists in the room during his opening monologue.
Meryl Streep's activist date was Ai-jen Poo, director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and co-director of Caring Across Generations campaign. "And we feel sort of emboldened in this particular moment to stand together in a thick black line, dividing then from now", she told E! on the red carpet. Williams brought Tarana Burke, the founder of the "Me Too" movement and Watson walked with Marai Larasi, the executive director of Imkaan, a Black-feminist organization.
- Tarana Burke, senior director of the nonprofit Girls for Gender Equity and founder of the #MeToo movement, will attend with Ms. Williams, a nominee for her performance in "All the Money in the World". Poehler is with Sary Jayaraman, who advocates for restaurant workers; Dern is taking Mónica Ramírez, a Latina empowerment activism who focuses on sexual violence against farmworkers.
The actresses will shun partners and loved ones as their red carpet guests, instead choosing instead to invite activists and inspirational women to bring further impact to the #whywewearblack and fight for racial and gender equality.
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Billie Jean King, the tennis champion who founded the Women's Tennis Association, will accompany Stone, who is up for a Globe for her portrayal of King in the film Battle Of The Sexes.
For prominent women in entertainment attending the 75th Golden Globes Sunday, donning black is about more than making a fashion statement.
Additionally, both actors and actresses will wear specially-made "Times's Up" lapel pins in an effort to raise awareness of the newly-created Time's Up initiative, which seeks to provide legal funds and representation to women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted in the workplace.
Laura Dern brought Monica Ramirez (not pictured), Deputy Director for the Labor Counsel for Latin American Advancement.