Author: CIW

It’s on!  Freedom Fast kicks off in NYC…

It’s on! Freedom Fast kicks off in NYC…

[caption id="attachment_27966" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Lupe Gonzalo of the CIW exits the stage at Sunday's opening rally after receiving a yellow armband signifying that she is one of the more than 70 farmworkers and allies taking part in the five-day Freedom Fast.[/caption] Five-day fast to fight sexual violence against women farmworkers launches outside Manhattan office of Wendy's Board Chairman Nelson Peltz >> Read More
ACTION ALERT: This International Women’s Day, 5 ways to support next week’s Freedom Fast…

ACTION ALERT: This International Women’s Day, 5 ways to support next week’s Freedom Fast…

Today, celebrate International Women’s Day by taking action alongside migrant farmworker women to demand freedom from sexual violence in Wendy’s supply chain!  The countdown has begun. In just three days, nearly 100 farmworkers and allies will set up camp outside the hedge fund offices of Wendy’s Board Chair Nelson Peltz on Park Avenue in the heart of Manhattan.  They will >> Read More
An Open Letter from Women Leaders of the CIW  to the Time’s Up Movement…

An Open Letter from Women Leaders of the CIW to the Time’s Up Movement…

[caption id="attachment_27218" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Silvia Perez of the CIW leads a march of farmworkers and consumers on the midtown Manhattan offices of Wendy's Board Chair Nelson Peltz in November of last year.[/caption] "Join us in March in New York and help us show the world that there is a price to pay when a corporation turns its back on women >> Read More
New Report: “Now the Fear Is Gone” highlights power of the FFP to fight sexual abuse and advance gender justice!…

New Report: “Now the Fear Is Gone” highlights power of the FFP to fight sexual abuse and advance gender justice!…

Just three weeks out from the Freedom Fast and Time's Up Wendy's March in NYC, new report spotlights solution to national epidemic of sexual harassment and assault born in the fields of Florida... Just as farmworker women from Immokalee — together with their male co-workers from the fields and allies from across the country — begin to prepare for next >> Read More
The Fair Food Program goes to Washington…

The Fair Food Program goes to Washington…

[caption id="attachment_27749" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Laura Germino of the CIW (middle, in front of vase) stands between Florida Congresswoman Lois Frankel (D-FL, on right) and Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA, on left) during a picture taken before the State of the Union address.  The group includes Congressional representatives and the activists working to end sexual harassment and assault in the workplace who >> Read More
Drumbeat grows louder for FFP as proven solution for Time’s Up movement!

Drumbeat grows louder for FFP as proven solution for Time’s Up movement!

The Nation: "When it comes to creating a workplace where women are empowered to report sexual harassment—and receive justice rather than retaliation when they do so—the farmworkers of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) offer a proven model..." The list of publications connecting the dots between the Time's Up movement and the CIW's Fair Food Program -- the former a >> Read More
“A movement, not a moment”: Lessons from the Fair Food Program for the growing fight against sexual harassment and assault in the workplace…

“A movement, not a moment”: Lessons from the Fair Food Program for the growing fight against sexual harassment and assault in the workplace…

[caption id="attachment_27429" align="aligncenter" width="600"] CIW staff members and Fair Food Program educators (from right to left) Nely Rodriguez, Silvia Perez, Leonel Perez, Cruz Salucio, and Mathieu Beaucicot stand outside the CIW office in Immokalee.[/caption] As the New York Times rang in the New Year with a story announcing the organization of an exciting new coalition of "300 prominent actresses and female agents, >> Read More
MUST-SEE NEW VIDEO: 2017 Year in Review!

MUST-SEE NEW VIDEO: 2017 Year in Review!

 And quite a year it was...When, in a single year, 1) a statue you created nearly twenty years ago as the centerpiece of an historic march across Florida gets put on permanent display at the heart of the Smithsonian's newest exhibit on American history; 2) you launch an exciting new global network to promote and expand the Worker-driven Social Responsibility >> Read More
ANNOUNCED: Farmworkers to hold 5-Day “Freedom Fast,” March 11-15, outside the hedge fund offices of Wendy’s Board Chair Nelson Peltz!

ANNOUNCED: Farmworkers to hold 5-Day “Freedom Fast,” March 11-15, outside the hedge fund offices of Wendy’s Board Chair Nelson Peltz!

[caption id="attachment_27079" align="aligncenter" width="500"] CIW members and allies gather at the ceremony breaking their weeklong fast outside Publix headquarters in 2012. The fast was featured in the James Beard Award-winning film "Food Chains".[/caption] Demanding freedom from sexual violence and slavery in the fields where Wendy's buys its tomatoes, farmworkers from Immokalee and their allies will hold "Freedom Fast"! Fast will take >> Read More
Univision: “In Mexico’s fields, farmworkers live as if they were slaves every day”…

Univision: “In Mexico’s fields, farmworkers live as if they were slaves every day”…

[caption id="attachment_27324" align="aligncenter" width="600"] In a still from the Spanish-language network Univision's recent report, children pick chili peppers in the Mexican state of Guanajuato. The title reads "Modern Slavery".[/caption] Human rights report: "In addition there is organized crime.  In the last decade, more than 200 farmworkers have disappeared in this country without a trace." What does Wendy's have to say >> Read More