It feels good to see women unite on different fronts. Now we start 2018 with a new movement called TIME’S UP. More than 300 women, many well-known, united to start this mission. The TIME’S UP website explains the why:
The clock has run out on sexual assault, harassment and inequality in the workplace. It’s time to do something about it.
This isn’t just women of Hollywood. This movement is involving women from all backgrounds and workplaces, from actresses to female farm workers.
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 also creating a fund to help women fight back legally. Here’s a link to the TIME’s UP Legal Defense Fund. >>Fund. The goal is 15 million dollars.
Powered by women, TIME’S UP addresses the systemic inequality and injustice in the workplace that have kept underrepresented groups from reaching their full potential. We partner with leading advocates for equality and safety to improve laws, employment agreements, and corporate policies; help change the face of corporate boardrooms and the C-suite; and enable more women and men to access our legal system to hold wrongdoers accountable
LETTER TO “DEAR SISTERS”
“Dear Sisters” is the organizer’s message and goals. They also gave credit to the women who work the farm fields.
Alianza Nacional de Campesinas’ members are Latina farm workers. They wrote a letter of solidarity in November to Hollywood men and women who had step forward to expose the sexual harassment they had experienced. Here is part of their letter published in Time magazine:
We wish that we could say we’re shocked to learn that this is such a pervasive problem in your industry. Sadly, we’re not surprised because it’s a reality we know far too well. Countless farmworker women across our country suffer in silence because of the widespread sexual harassment and assault that they face at work.
TIME’S UP WEBSITE RESOURCES CAN HELP YOU NOW
Check out the website TIME’S UP has put together. It has many resources and facts:
2. What to do
Create change for all women in 2018.
Join TIME’S UP with your voice and financial support. Happy 2018!