Though stars gathered for the SAG Awards in Los Angeles dressed to the nines to celebrate the best actors in film and television, the world beyond the red carpet and the silver screen was still experiencing a turbulent time. Washington communicated where her thoughts and heart were that evening with a little detail attached to her white beaded Roberto Cavalli Couture gown. On her left shoulder, she wore a safety pin to symbolize solidarity.
En route to the event, Washington posted a photo of the safety pin to Instagram, writing, "I'll be wearing one of these tonight. On my arm. To show solidarity. We will not stop fighting for our safety & the safety of our fellow citizens and human beings. #NoBanNoWall." The sentiment harks back to the aftermath of last November's presidential election, when people began wearing safety pins as a way to send the message of solidarity in a divided time, when supporting one another is more important than ever.
Keep scrolling to see Washington's safety pin for solidarity, plus her full red carpet look.
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