Author: Coalition of Immokalee Workers

#SolutionsSummit lifts up Fair Food Program as “promising practice to end sexual violence”!

#SolutionsSummit lifts up Fair Food Program as “promising practice to end sexual violence”!

This past Tuesday, in an office nestled among the beautiful trees of San Francisco's Presidio Park, nearly 100 workers, advocates, policymakers, and journalists gathered at the home of Futures without Violence, one of the nation's leading voices in the movement to end violence against women and children, and a longtime CIW collaborator in the development of the Fair Food Program's >> Read More
2018 summer protest season kicks off with action of 70+ farmworkers, allies in Sarasota!

2018 summer protest season kicks off with action of 70+ farmworkers, allies in Sarasota!

CIW’s Silvia Perez: “We have fought for decades to protect the dignity of the women and men who harvest our food — and we are winning, through the Fair Food Program. Wendy’s cannot erase the hard-earned progress we’ve made…” Even as the tomato harvest ends in Immokalee and the academic semester draws to a close for student allies, the Fair >> Read More
ACTION ALERT: Look us in the eye, Wendy’s!  Farmworker women and men to confront Wendy’s Board at shareholder meeting…

ACTION ALERT: Look us in the eye, Wendy’s! Farmworker women and men to confront Wendy’s Board at shareholder meeting…

[caption id="attachment_26298" align="aligncenter" width="799"] Dozens of farmworkers and allies emerge from last year's 2017 Wendy's Annual Shareholder Meeting after calling on the executive board to take responsibility for the human rights abuses in the company's supply chain.[/caption] June 5th in Columbus, Ohio, farmworkers, allies will descend on Wendy's annual shareholder meeting! We are one month away from Wendy's annual shareholder >> Read More
NYC Human Rights Commission invites CIW to join panel of “international and national figures in the fight against sexual harassment and gender equity…”

NYC Human Rights Commission invites CIW to join panel of “international and national figures in the fight against sexual harassment and gender equity…”

[caption id="attachment_28404" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Photo Credit: Adrienne Nicole Productions for the NYC Commission on Human Rights.[/caption] New York City's First Lady, Chirlane McCray:  "How can we help harness this moment in order to grow and sustain the movement?"... Last week, the New York City Human Rights Commission partnered with the Office of the First Lady Chirlane McCray and the Mayor’s >> Read More
Brown U student leader takes Wendy’s to task in forceful call to action…

Brown U student leader takes Wendy’s to task in forceful call to action…

[caption id="attachment_28185" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Students join over 2,000 protesters in New York City last month in the Time's Up Wendy's March[/caption] Brown U student, Natalie Lerner: "... it is on us as students, young people, and daily consumers to say that we will not stand for sexual assault on our campus or in the fields... We must elevate real, enforceable >> Read More
Students from coast to coast declare:  “It’s On, Wendy’s!”

Students from coast to coast declare: “It’s On, Wendy’s!”

[caption id="attachment_28314" align="aligncenter" width="798"] Students at UNC - Chapel Hill symbolically pin a large red dot to their local Wendy's, building on the nationwide "Red Dot" campaign in which students on university and college campuses map their communities, with red dots indicating locations in which violent incidents of sexual harassment and assault have taken place. For this Sexual Harassment Awareness >> Read More
Donate today!  Join the Fair Food Team to help raise $6,000 in the “A Community Thrives” Campaign…

Donate today! Join the Fair Food Team to help raise $6,000 in the “A Community Thrives” Campaign…

Help us build the future of the Fair Food Program by donating TODAY to the "A Community Thrives" fundraiser! Building on the momentum generated by last month's Freedom Fast and Time's Up Wendy's March, the Fair Food Nation is launching an online crowdfunding effort to support the Fair Food Program!  As a part of the broader "A Community Thrives" Campaign, >> Read More
Media round-up!  Freedom Fast, Time’s Up Wendy’s March make headlines across the nation…

Media round-up! Freedom Fast, Time’s Up Wendy’s March make headlines across the nation…

Huffington Post: "This isn’t just a fight between the CIW and a fast food restaurant. This is at the very heart of what corporate responsibility looks like in the 21st century..." The last two weeks have gone by in a blur.  Between recovering from the exhausting, five-day Freedom Fast and navigating the flood of media that ensued when the Wendy's >> Read More
Blowback!  Pop culture media explodes with news of Wendy’s attack on farmworker women, response from #TimesUp leaders…

Blowback! Pop culture media explodes with news of Wendy’s attack on farmworker women, response from #TimesUp leaders…

InStyle (with an audience of 9.5 million) posted the above video at the top of their story on Alyssa Milano's powerful response to Wendy's outrageous claim that farmworker women were "exploiting" the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. People Magazine (76 million readers): "Alyssa Milano Slams Wendy's 'Outrageous' Response Amid Farmworkers' Protest of Fast Food Chain..." Elle Magazine (26 million readers): "The >> Read More