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This year's Golden Globes ceremony was about far more than just great film, amid the sexual harassment and assault scandal embroiling Hollywood

Most attendees were clad in black to protest sexual assault, there were politically charged speeches, and eight actresses brought gender and racial justice activists as their guests.

This is inspired by the Time's Up campaign to support women in the entertainment business and beyond.

Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance Ai-jen Poo joined Meryl Streep.

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Poo is an award-winninng activist and a leading activist in domestic workers' rights.

Streep told E! News;

I think that people are aware now of a power imbalance and it's something that leads to abuse.

It's led to abuse in our own industry, and it's led to abuse across domestic workers' field of work.

It's in the military, it's in Congress, it's everywhere. And we want to fix that. And we feel sort of emboldened in this particular moment to stand together in a thick black line dividing then from now.

Tennis champ and activist Billie Jean King joined Emma Stone.

Stone portrayed King in her new film Battle of the Sexes.

xecutive director of Imkaan Marai Larasi joined Emma Watson.

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Imkaam is a UK-based organisation dedicated to addressing violence against Black minoritised women and girls.

Head of National Farmworkers Women's Alliance Mónica Ramírez joined Laura Dern.

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Ramírez was also behind the beautiful Letter of Solidarity in Time magazine last year.

Dern said she reached out to Ramirez for an important reason:

To say that she stood with all the 700,000 women farm workers in solidarity for the women in our industry who were brave enough to speak out about sexual harassment and assault.

Ramirez said that farmworker women:

pick, pack and plant the food that we eat and have a long history of combating workplace sexual violence.

When we learned about what was happening in Hollywood, our members felt very strongly that they wanted to send a message to the women in this industry and all women who are experiencing sexual violence in the workplace that they are not alone.

Co-Founder of the Restaurant Opportunities Center Saru Jayaraman joined Amy Poehler.

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Jayaraman first hit the spotlight after making Crain's annual '40 under 40' for her work battling powerful restaurateurs and protected their workers.

Journalist and community organiser Rosa Clemente joined Susan Sarandon.

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#MeToo founder Tarana Burke joined Michelle Williams.

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The #MeToo movement begun in 2006, but sparked into a worldwide rallying cry after the Harvey Weinstein allegations surfaced.

Williams told Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet:

You know why we're here? We're here because of Tarana.

We're here because Tarana started a movement and she planted a seed years ago and it's grown and caught fire.

She started the (hash)MeToo movement.

Activist Calina Lawrence joined Shailene Woodley.

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Lawrence, who recently graduated from the University of San Francisco, has recently been travelling the country to advocate the 'Water is Life' movement lead by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

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The advocates jointly released this statement:

Each of us will be highlighting legislative, community-level and interpersonal solutions that contribute to ending violence against women in all our communities.

It is our hope that in doing so, we will also help to broaden conversations about the connection to power, privilege and other systemic inequalities.

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