Time’s Up is an important movement that promotes the safety of all women against sexual harassment in their various workplaces. Some of the biggest voices of the movement, Ava DuVernay, Reese Witherspoon, Geena Davis, and Kerry Washington were among leading women in film and tv who came together to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Time’s Up organization. To celebrate this one-year milestone, the women sponsored an auction with the proceeds going to the legal fund of Time’s Up.
According to the website, “The TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund is a place where survivors of sexual harassment or abuse in the workplace can get the legal help and public relations support they need to take back their power, seek justice, and make their voices heard.”
The Time’s Up began its campaign at the Golden Globes this past January. To date, the legal fund has raised more than $22 million.
Items that were auctioned off will be an opportunity to attend a post-production session with director DuVernay on her Netflix miniseries Central Park 5, a coffee date with Davis and meet-and-greets with Witherspoon at the Big Little Lies season 2 premiere, or Washington at her Broadway show, “American Son.”
The Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund says that to date it has connected more than 3,750 women and men to legal resources