Kathleen Kennedy and Natalie Portman discuss Times Up with Oprah

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Oprah Winfrey moderated a CBS Sunday Morning TV show panel discussing the Times Up campaign with members Kathleen Kennedy, Natalie Portman, Shonda Rhimes, Nina Shaw, America Ferrera, Tracee Ellis Ross and Reese Witherspoon.

Winfrey asked, “Beyond raising awareness, how is this going to help the waitress, the farm worker, the factory worker, the caregiver? How does what’s happening in the room with Time’s Up affect the people who are watching this right now?”

“We have to maintain the momentum of this conversation, because they can’t,” said Kennedy. “It’s not only in what we’re doing with a group like Time’s Up, but it’s in the content we’re creating, the conversations we’re having. We have to continue this work because we do have the spotlight.”

Winfrey asked, “There’s so many men and women now who are uncomfortable in their workplaces because of all that’s been uncovered and aren’t just really sure how to be. What do we say to them?”

“We’re humans; we’re all humans,” said Portman. “And I think it’s treating people as fellow humans … it’s not because you have a daughter that you respect a woman, it’s not because you have a wife or a sister, it’s because we’re human beings, whether we’re related to a man or not. We deserve the same respect. We have an instinct about how to treat our fellow human beings.”

If you’re unable to watch the 10 minute video of the panel above then take the source link below to learn more about the Times Up campaign and what the other panelists had to say.