Category: Fair Food Program to the Fore: November 2012 – October 2013

ACTION ALERT! Food Sovereignty Prize Winners team up with CIW in New York…

[hupso_hide][hupso title=".@Wendys picket for farmworker justice in #NYC! Join @CIW & #foodsovprize winners @ Union Sq, 1PM" url="http://ciw-online.org/?p=16699"] Wendy's Picket for Farmworker Justice in the Big Apple! Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 1 PMUnion Square (14th Street), NYC Next week, the CIW is headed to NYC to accept the Franklin D. and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute's 2013 Four Freedoms Medal. As the CIW >> Read More
Publix Truth Tour rolls into Alabama, Tennessee, hits the streets in action!

Publix Truth Tour rolls into Alabama, Tennessee, hits the streets in action!

[hupso_hide][hupso title="100s from #FairFoodNation in #AL, #TN take action w/ #PublixTruthTour!" url="http://ciw-online.org/?p=16566"] For its second week, the Publix Truth Tour -- infused with new energy after being joined by even more CIW members from Immokalee  -- rolled into Tennessee and Alabama. This chapter of the Tour was defined by the mobilization of hundreds of stalwart southerners who raised both signs >> Read More
Publix Truth Tour crew brings Fair Food gospel to Publix’s newest market, North Carolina!

Publix Truth Tour crew brings Fair Food gospel to Publix’s newest market, North Carolina!

[hupso_hide][hupso title="#PublixTruthTour brings #FairFoodNation to @Publix's newest market, NC!" url="http://ciw-online.org/?p=16538"] Educational swing through the Tar Heel state gets warm reception from student, faith, community and corporate allies... Over the course of four days in North Carolina -- days that took them on a whirlwind tour through Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Charlotte, and Asheville -- the Publix Truth Tour crew met >> Read More

CIW speaks at White House on FFP’s power to prevent slavery!

[hupso_hide][hupso title=".@CIW speaks at @WhiteHouse on FFP's power to prevent #slavery!" url="http://ciw-online.org/?p=16511"] CIW's Laura Germino speaks on Fair Food Program on plenary panel at "Taking Action to Eradicate Modern-day Slavery"... Earlier this year, President Obama's Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships issued its report, “Building Partnerships to Eradicate Modern-day Slavery,” in which the Council was tasked with investigating the landscape of >> Read More
Publix Truth Tour kicks off in Gainesville!

Publix Truth Tour kicks off in Gainesville!

[hupso_hide][hupso title="#PublixTruthTour kicks off in Gainesville! Inspiring gathering followed by 100+ protest at @Publix " url="http://ciw-online.org/?p=16483"] Tropical downpour only whets Fair Food activists' appetite for action on big first day of Southeast tour... The Publix Truth Tour launched yesterday with a dramatic send-off from some of the CIW's most stalwart allies in Gainesville. The partnership between Immokalee and Gainesville is >> Read More

Willie Nelson, fellow Farm Aid artists, congratulate CIW on Roosevelt Four Freedoms Award!

[hupso_hide][hupso title=".@willienelson, @FarmAid congratulate @CIW on Freedom from Want Medal!" url="http://ciw-online.org/?p=16441"] Note underscores common vision of a just agricultural system "which benefits workers, as well as farmers and eaters --- in other words, all of us."   Country legend and longtime food justice activist Willie Nelson wrote to the CIW last month with a powerful message of solidarity prompted by >> Read More
If you read one thing about the Publix campaign, read this…

If you read one thing about the Publix campaign, read this…

[hupso_hide][hupso title="If you read 1 thing about the @Publix campaign, read this..." url="http://ciw-online.org/?p=16418"] United Methodist pastor pens powerful argument for Publix to join Fair Food Program, published in Lakeland Ledger; Publix family member takes to Ledger online comment section to respond, stakes out innovative Zero Social Responsibility position in defense... This past Saturday, the Lakeland Ledger, Publix's hometown paper, published >> Read More

Student/Farmworker Alliance Encuentro 2013 puts focus on Wendys, Publix!

[hupso title=".@sfalliance #Encuentro2013 puts focus on @Wendys, @Publix!" url="http://ciw-online.org/?p=16386"] Students, youth gather for a weekend of planning, convivio with workers in Immokalee... Last weekend, a storied tradition unfolded once again as the Student/Farmworker Alliance convened it's 9th Annual Encuentro in Immokalee.  Students and young people hailing from twenty states across the nation converged in the birthplace of the Campaign for Fair >> Read More

On the wrong side of history…

[hupso_hide][hupso title="When history passes by..." url="http://ciw-online.org/?p=16177"] Publix stuck in 2009 as historic changes sweep through the Florida agricultural industry Labor Day Weekend of Action video, messages from CIW members capture spirit of change lost on Florida's grocery giant Four years ago -- after several years of private letters requesting a dialogue with Publix leaders on the Campaign for Fair Food >> Read More
BREAKING NEWS! Sept. 21 – Oct 5: Southeast Publix Truth Tour!

BREAKING NEWS! Sept. 21 – Oct 5: Southeast Publix Truth Tour!

[hupso_hide][hupso title=".@ciw, #FairFoodNation gearing up for Southeast #PublixTruthTour, Sept 21 - Oct 5! Watch out, @Publix… " url="http://ciw-online.org/?p=16157"] NOTE: Don't miss the full schedule at the Publix Truth Tour mainpage! Rolling out from Immokalee on September 21st,  the CIW will be launching a marathon tour of the southern branch of the Fair Food Nation to spread the truth about Publix and >> Read More