How to Help Turn #MeToo into #TimesUp
Several hundred women in Hollywood and social change organizations launched #TimesUp as the next step in the #MeToo movement.
According to the campaign, its focus extends far beyond Hollywood: "The clock has run out on sexual assault, harassment and inequality in the workplace. It's time to do something about it. ... TIME’S UP is a unified call for change from women in entertainment for women everywhere. From movie sets to farm fields to boardrooms alike, we envision nationwide leadership that reflects the world in which we live."
TIME'S UP is partnering with leading advocates to:
- improve laws, employment agreements, and corporate policies
- help change the face of corporate boardrooms and the C-suite
- enable more women and men to access the legal system to hold wrongdoers accountable.
How to help build the #TimesUp movement
Donate to the TIME'S UP Legal Defense Fund, which will provide subsidized legal support to women and men who have experienced sexual harassment, assault, or abuse in the workplace. The fund will be administrated by the National Women’s Law Center.
Want to get to know the women's rights and social justice leaders who joined eight Hollywood celebrities as their guests at the Golden Globes? Read more about the work of Tarana Burke, Rosa Clemente, Saru Jayaraman, Ai-jen Poo, Mónica Ramírez, Billie Jean King, Marai Larasi, and Calina Lawrence.
Also: read the original open letter from Alianza Nacional de Campesinas and 700,000 women working in fields and packing sheds, which highlighted these connections between Hollywood and the grassroots:
An excerpt: "We do not work under bright stage lights or on the big screen. We work in the shadows of society in isolated fields and packinghouses that are out of sight and out of mind for most people in this country. Your job feeds souls, fills hearts and spreads joy. Our job nourishes the nation with the fruits, vegetables and other crops that we plant, pick and pack. Even though we work in very different environments, we share a common experience of being preyed upon by individuals who have the power to hire, fire, blacklist and otherwise threaten our economic, physical and emotional security."