Shailene Woodley looked glamorous at the InStyle Awards in Los Angeles on Monday, donning a multi-patterned halter neck dress from Sophie Theallet’s Fall 2016 ready-to-wear collection.
Woodley, 24, accessorized her black and gold ensemble with metallic hoop earrings and strappy black heels. Also in attendance at the fashion soiree were Tom Ford, Nicole Kidman, Jeremy Scott, Priyanka Chopra, Jon Hamm, Usher and Sarah Hyland.
The actress was honored for her advocacy work at the awards ceremony.
“It means a lot,” she told PEOPLE. “This is the first time the InStyle Awards has had an advocacy award. Because of this election and because of so many issues that are facing not only our country but our planet, everyone is becoming aware and expanding our consciousness and expanding our horizons to include philanthropy in all aspects of our lives.”
Earlier that same day, it was revealed that the Divergent actress is now set to stand trial over charges stemming from her protest arrest. A trial date has been scheduled for Jan. 25 in Mandan, North Dakota, the Associated Press reported. If convicted, Woodley could be sentenced to up to two months in prison and required to pay a $3,000 fine.
Woodley said she feels a responsibility to use her voice as a celebrity to influence and enact change in the world.
“It’s incredibly important,” she said. “Above all things, I’m a human being, I’m a woman, I require oxygen to breathe, water to survive and I want to have children. The state of the world, the way that it exists right now, we’re kind of looking at a future that may not be so bright if we don’t start taking action now.”
“So I’ve been blessed with this amazing platform and I’m going to use it in every single way possible to ensure that I can have children and those children can have clean water to drink and oxygen to breathe.”
On Oct. 10, Woodley streamed her arrest on Facebook Live while participating in a protest against the construction of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline in Bismarck, North Dakota. She has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
But her arrest has not stopped the activist from participating in rallies. Woodley took part in Sunday’s Climate Revolution demonstration at MacArthur Park in Los Angeles, aimed at eradicating the ongoing use of fossil fuels and other harmful elements that contribute to climate change.
The epic @ShaileneWoodley in @LanvinOfficial last night at the Environmental Media Awards where she brought the room to their feet & to tears with her powerful, moving speech about the urgent need for people and the media to SHOW UP at Standing Rock to (peacefully) protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline. This girl has been leading the movement on this from day one & I was one proud friend last night.
The star, who donned red face paint and a T-shirt of her opposition of the Dakota Access Pipeline at the rally, later got red carpet ready for the Environmental Media Awards in the evening. Wearing a Lanvin gown, she made a moving speech about the urgent need for people and the media to participate at Standing Rock, where protestors are resisting the construction of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline.