Category: A Year to Dine with Dignity: May 2009 – August 2010

Modern-Day Slavery Museum Northeast Tour, Day Two, Washington, DC

  [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="288"] Last time the Modern-Day Slavery Museum graced the streets of DC, it was in the shadow of the Capitol Building on the National Mall, following a very special ceremony at the State Department.[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="280"] This time -- though the setting may have been a bit less monumental, and we arrived to the >> Read More
Northeast Tour begins!

Northeast Tour begins!

  Check out the photo report from Day One in Charlottesville, VA... The thermometer hit 102 in the shade yesterday in Charlottesville on Day One of the Northeast Tour, but that didn't stop hundreds of poeple from making it out to see the CIW's Modern-Day Slavery Museum! Everyone from a former Freedom Rider and current member of Congress to the >> Read More

Modern-Day Slavery Museum Northeast Tour, Day One: Charlottesville, Virginia

  [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="288"] When the CIW's Modern-Day Slavery Museum arrived in Charlottesville for the launch of the 2010 Northeast Tour, all the finest people of Virginia came out, including the Old Dominion's three favorite sons -- Messrs Madison, Jefferson, and Monroe -- under whose watchful gaze the museum crew set up the traveling exhibit at 8:00 in the >> Read More
 Modern-Day Slavery Museum to Tour Northeast

 Modern-Day Slavery Museum to Tour Northeast

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, contact: Julia Perkins, CIW, (239) 986-0891 Romeo Ramirez, CIW, (239) 503-0605 Or visit: http://www.ciw-online.org/museum/ Modern-Day Slavery Museum to Tour Northeast, Explore Connections Between Past and Present, and Offer Solutions to Human Rights Crisis in the Fields Museum to visit historic landmarks, places of worship, and community centers from July 25 to August 14 Immokalee, >> Read More
The call for supply chain responsibility reaches ever higher heights!

The call for supply chain responsibility reaches ever higher heights!

Britain's Prince Charles makes forceful case for "Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability" at meeting of the Consumer Goods Forum, an association of the world's leading retailers... News of the latest prosecution for forced labor in Florida's fields -- the eighth since 1997 -- made hardly a ripple when it broke last week. Only a handful of Florida papers ran short, backpage >> Read More
Eight, and counting…

Eight, and counting…

DOJ officials announce yet another prosecution for forced labor in Florida fields, eighth since 1997 Gainesville Sun: "... dozens of Haitian nationals were the victims of human trafficking... when they were delivered to rural Alachua County and forced to work on area farms." From yesterday's Gainesville Sun ("Three charged with human trafficking on Alachua County farms," 7/6/10): ... Federal prosecutors >> Read More
And then there was one…

And then there was one…

This past spring, New College students in Sarasota, Florida, joined with CIW and Interfaith Action representatives to deliver a petition containing hundreds of student signatures to the campus foodservice company, Sodexo, calling on Sodexo to follow the example of other foodservice leaders and join in partnership with the CIW to improve farm labor wages and working conditions. Sodexo -- "lone >> Read More
Amsterdam allies step into the ring in Ahold campaign!

Amsterdam allies step into the ring in Ahold campaign!

In open letter to Amsterdam-based Ahold, Dutch unions, faith groups, NGO's say CIW struggle "important for the Netherlands," pledge to "closely follow" campaign and "give active support"... Ahold, the Amsterdam-based supermarket giant that owns eleven major chains globally (including its flagship brand, Albert Heijn, pictured above, and US chains Giant and Stop and Shop), has been served formal notice. Fair >> Read More