Hollywood storms red carpet wearing black to make statement against sexual harassment

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Time's Up organizers Meryl Streep, Amy Poehler and Michelle Williams, who attended with #MeToo founder Tarana Burke, all wore black on the carpet.

"People are aware now of a power imbalance, and it's something that leads to abuse".

Ahead of the red carpet Sunday, some of the industry's most prominent women took to social media to share their personal reasons for wearing black and supporting the the Time's Up initiative, which was launched by hundreds of Hollywood women like Streep, Reese Witherspoon and Shonda Rhimes. "We're saying women in Hollywood have an opportunity to amplify the issue and shine a light on things".

Streep - who has been heavily criticized for her response to the allegations against her longtime collaborator Harvey Weinstein - will bring along National Domestic Workers Alliance director and 2014 MacArthur fellow Aj-jen Poo, according to Variety. "It's time for us to make a difference, and everyone can make a difference and reach out and learn more at TimesUpNow.com", added Dern.

- Saru Jayaraman, a workplace justice advocate for restaurant workers, will be Ms. Poehler's guest.

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Stone chose to walk the red carpet with Billie Jean King, who she plays in her nominated film, "Battle of the Sexes".

Susan Sarandon tweeted that she was honored to attend the awards show with Rosa Clemente, a Puerto Rican activist and journalist who "has come to remind us that PR is still in crisis".

Woodley is set to bring Calina Lawrence, a Suquamish Tribe member and activist for Native American treaty and water rights.

Laura Dern's date was Monica Ramirez, co-founder of Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, "who wrote the lovely letter of solidarity in Time magazine", said Dern of how she connected with Ramirez, representing female farmworkers.

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