2 Latina Activists Are Attending the Golden Globes To Make A Helluva Statement

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Things are getting REAL at the Golden Globes.

Two major Latina activists—Rosa Clemente and Mónica Ramírez— will be hitting the red carpet tonight alongside Hollywood stars as part of a move to shift the press coverage and conversation from sexual harassment perpetrators to victims and those fighting for "long-lasting solutions."

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Puerto Rican powerhouse and Afro-Latinx activist Clemente, and Latina labor activist Ramírez (who was responsible for creating Latina Equal Pay Day) will be the plus-ones of Susan Sarandon and "Big Little Lies" actress Laura Dern, respectively.

The two poderosas are part of a larger group of eight activists who are attending the Golden Globe with #TimesUp members to bring awareness to violence against women and specifically women of color.

Ramírez wrote in a tweet: "So honored to represent @campesinasunite and join actress @LauraDern tonight at the @goldenglobes! Together we can end sexual assault, harassment and inequality in the workplace. Proud to be a part of this movement!"

 

The other activist and actress combos include:

—Ai-jen Poo, the Director of National Domestic Workers Alliance who will accompany Meryl Streep.

—Tarana Burke, Senior Director of Girls for Gender Equality and Founder of the #MeToo movement who will accompany Michelle Williams.

—Tennis legend Bille Jean King who will accompany Emma Stone who starred in a movie about Ms.King's life.

Calina Lawrence, a Native American singer and activist, who will accompany Shailene Woodley.

Saru Jayaraman, a restauarnt workers advocate who will accompany the comediam Amy Poehler.

—Marai Larasi, a UK-based activist who works to end violence against Black and minority women, who wil accompany Emma Watson.

The group released a statement that said: “As longtime organizers, activists and advocates for racial and gender justice, it gives us enormous pride to stand with the members of the TIMES UP campaign... We have each dedicated our lives to doing work that supports the least visible, most marginalized women in our diverse contexts. We do this work as participants in movements that seek to affirm the dignity and humanity of every person."

We could not be more proud of these women for all the amazing work they have done for our community and for repping us big time on the international stage tonight!

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