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CIW receives 2018 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism!

CIW receives 2018 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism!

ALBA, Puffin Foundation lift up power of CIW's Campaign for Fair Food: "The CIW's hands-on organizing, coalition building, protests, boycotts, and forging alliances with consumers has demonstrated the modern-day power of organizing..." This past weekend, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers had the tremendous honor of receiving the 2018 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism in recognition of the CIW's 25-year >> 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
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
Twitter claps back at Wendy’s: “Reprehensible,” “vile,” “disgusting,” “shameful” and “outrageous”…

Twitter claps back at Wendy’s: “Reprehensible,” “vile,” “disgusting,” “shameful” and “outrageous”…

[caption id="attachment_26386" align="aligncenter" width="600"] From left to right, CIW leaders Silvia Perez, Julia Perkins, and Lupe Gonzalo conduct a worker-to-worker education session on the right of farmworker women to work free of sexual violence on a Fair Food Program farm in July, 2017.[/caption] Wendy's spokesperson Heidi Schauer claims "CIW trying to exploit the positive momentum that has been generated by >> Read More
Intense, jam-packed Day 4 of Freedom Fast sets the stage for massive “Time’s Up Wendy’s March”!

Intense, jam-packed Day 4 of Freedom Fast sets the stage for massive “Time’s Up Wendy’s March”!

[caption id="attachment_28094" align="aligncenter" width="800"] From left to right: Melody Gonzalez, Rev. Michael Livingston, Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster, and Noelle Damico prepare to deliver over 103,000 petition signatures to Nelson Peltz on Day 4 of the Freedom Fast.[/caption] Fasters deliver over 100,000 petition signatures in support of fast, boycott, to Wendy's board chair Nelson Peltz; Parkland students tribute; visits from Eve Ensler, Make >> Read More
Effects of fast, cold front, set in on Day 2 of the Freedom Fast…

Effects of fast, cold front, set in on Day 2 of the Freedom Fast…

[caption id="attachment_27997" align="aligncenter" width="797"] The growing crew of fasters — now well over 80 at the fast site itself, not to mention those joining in support for the full five days remotely — settled in on Day 2 as the physical effects of the fast, and the increasing cold ahead of still tougher weather tomorrow, made themselves felt.[/caption] ... But >> Read More
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