Kerry Washington is urging women everywhere to wear black on Sunday in solidarity with the Times Up movement, a female coalition of Hollywood actresses, agents, and lawyers that are speaking out about sexual harassment.
“We at @TIMESUPNOW are asking that wherever you are, whoever you are, please join us and wear black in solidarity TOMORROW,” she wrote in an Instagram post Saturday evening.
The Times Up movement is responsible for leading the charge behind a planned protest at this year’s Golden Globes on Sunday, where women and men will wear all black on the red carpet.
Washington is not the only member of Black Hollywood speaking out. Others like Tessa Thompson and Ava Duvernay have lent their thoughts and voices to the movement.
“In the wake of Harvey, how do you show up at events about empowering women when we’ve learned that so much has been swept under the rug — or out there in plain sight?” Thompson told the Los Angeles Times.
“Do we show up? If we show up, how do we show up? What are our demands and what is our narrative?”
“I am wearing black today because balance and inclusion and diversity is not some kind of allowance to be made to accommodate people,” Duvernay wrote. “No, sir. It is a correction of an error. It is a righting of a wrong. And it is going to be done. Now. #TimesUp.”
Actress Lena Waithe will also be wearing black at the Golden Globes, telling InStyle that she doesn’t mind standing out by choosing to wear black. “It may be a small way of showing solidarity, but to me this is extremely important. If someone looks back and wants to know where I stood, they’ll see that picture of me on the red carpet wearing nothing but black.”