Author: CIW

BREAKING: University of Florida student government unanimously votes to Boot the Braids!

BREAKING: University of Florida student government unanimously votes to Boot the Braids!

University of Florida Student Government leaders give speakers from the UF Boot the Braids campaign a standing ovation following a presentation about the campaign on the eve of last week's massive march through the UF campus. Just days after massive march, University of Florida Student Government passes powerful, unanimous resolution in support of student-led Boot the Braids campaign! On Tuesday, >> Read More
A truly GRAND finale!…

A truly GRAND finale!…

Massive march on final day of 4 for Fair Food Tour swamps "The Swamp" in Gainesville with farmworkers, students, Fair Food activists calling on UF President Kent Fuchs to "Boot the Braids" from Florida's flagship university until Wendy's joins the Fair Food Program! Editorial published in the UF student paper, The Alligator, on the day of the march: "Hopefully, Wendy's will soon >> Read More
New York Times: “Why Wendy’s Is Facing Campus Protests (It’s About the Tomatoes)”…

New York Times: “Why Wendy’s Is Facing Campus Protests (It’s About the Tomatoes)”…

Susan L. Marquis, dean of the Pardee RAND Graduate School: “They’ve already been successful in a measurable way at effectively eliminating modern-day slavery and sexual assault, and greatly reducing harassment.”  NYT: "Over the last decade, [the Fair Food Program] has helped transform the state’s tomato industry from one in which wage theft and violence were rampant to an industry with the >> Read More
20th century Civil Rights movement and 21st century Human Rights movement come together as Fair Food tour lands in Atlanta!

20th century Civil Rights movement and 21st century Human Rights movement come together as Fair Food tour lands in Atlanta!

[caption id="attachment_29877" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Charles Black, former chairman of the Atlanta student movement and longtime activist for universal human rights, hugs the CIW's Mercedes Gomez, a remarkable young activist in her own right from Immokalee, following Monday's Wendy's protest in Atlanta.  The former and current student leaders engaged in an animated conversation on Mr. Black's experience studying under Dr. Martin >> Read More
Fair Food Nation comes together to celebrate International Women’s Day in style with massive march demanding Ohio State University “Boot the Braids”!

Fair Food Nation comes together to celebrate International Women’s Day in style with massive march demanding Ohio State University “Boot the Braids”!

International Women's Day has long been a highlight in the Campaign for Fair Food's annual organizing calendar.  Year after year after year, workers from Immokalee and their Fair Food allies have marked March 8th with creative and deeply moving reflections and actions.  2019 would prove to be no exception.  Again this year, a new chapter was added to that growing >> Read More
“On Common Ground”: CIW, faith leaders come together in NYC for “an extraordinary conversation”…

“On Common Ground”: CIW, faith leaders come together in NYC for “an extraordinary conversation”…

Campaign for Fair Food event in New York brings together theologians, farm labor human rights activists in what by all accounts was a moving evening of reflection... On Monday, January 28, faith allies packed into Wallace Hall at St. Ignatius Loyola Roman Catholic Church on Park Avenue in New York – a dozen or so blocks north and a million >> Read More
Newest farm to join Fair Food Program “proud to partner with the CIW,” hopes “other young, organic farmers see the benefits of protecting human rights…”

Newest farm to join Fair Food Program “proud to partner with the CIW,” hopes “other young, organic farmers see the benefits of protecting human rights…”

St. Simon's Farm of Miami-Dade County joins Fair Food Program, ushers industry-leading human rights program into the world of small-scale, organic, urban farming... Newest FFP partner specializes in taking "unused plots of land in the urban Miami area and turn[ing] them into neighborhood farms, creating community hubs centered around food and friendship." Here's some great news to kick off the new >> Read More
Fair Food TED Talk on the docket for 2019!

Fair Food TED Talk on the docket for 2019!

[caption id="attachment_29301" align="aligncenter" width="800"] The CIW's Greg Asbed and Gerardo Reyes speaking at the TEDMED 2018 gathering last month in Palm Springs, California. Their talk, along with 35 other talks that filled out a wide-ranging program under the thematic rubric of "Chaos and Clarity," will be released next year.[/caption] CIW at TED: "When we – workers and consumers – speak >> Read More
Must-read Washington Post Op/Ed on #MeToo Movement: Fair Food Program “could do incalculable good if adopted more widely”…

Must-read Washington Post Op/Ed on #MeToo Movement: Fair Food Program “could do incalculable good if adopted more widely”…

[caption id="attachment_28169" align="alignleft" width="800"] Over 2,000 marchers filled the streets of Manhattan in March of this year, calling on Wendy's to help extend the Fair Food Program's award-winning protections to farmworkers in its supply chain. Momentum for the expansion of the Fair Food Program and its worker-driven model of human rights monitoring and enforcement continues to grow exponentially, driven in >> Read More