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2019 in review, Part 1: Building power in the farmworker community at the heart of the Fair Food Nation!

2019 in review, Part 1: Building power in the farmworker community at the heart of the Fair Food Nation!

[caption id="attachment_30997" align="aligncenter" width="800"] The CIW Women's Group takes to the mic at this month's celebration of 16 years of CIW's "Consciousness Radio" 107.7.[/caption] Donate today to help farmworkers in Immokalee continue to build power in 2020! In these final days of a jam-packed 2019 for the Fair Food Nation, we are taking a four-part look back on what has >> Read More
SAVE THE DATE: Farmworkers, allies to converge on New York City for major action, week of March 9, 2020!

SAVE THE DATE: Farmworkers, allies to converge on New York City for major action, week of March 9, 2020!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Farmworkers in Immokalee announce major Wendy's mobilization in New York City for week of March 9, 2020! Fair Food Nation, it's that time of year:  Spring is around the corner, and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers is putting out a call to action for the whole of the Fair Food Movement! Today, we are announcing the dates >> Read More
Radio Conciencia 107.7 celebrates 16 years!

Radio Conciencia 107.7 celebrates 16 years!

This past weekend, the community of Immokalee gathered on a beautiful, breezy Sunday afternoon for the annual Radio Conciencia Anniversary, celebrating 16 years of community radio on the airwaves around Immokalee and streaming online around the globe.  Hundreds of farmworkers and their families came out to listen to the CIW's own Marimba Group (farmworkers who gather in the CIW community >> Read More
Talk by “Not a Tractor” author, Susan Marquis: “Transforming the Fields: Defining and Claiming Farmworker Rights”…

Talk by “Not a Tractor” author, Susan Marquis: “Transforming the Fields: Defining and Claiming Farmworker Rights”…

[caption id="attachment_30969" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Susan Marquis, left, prepares for her conversation with Korsha Wilson, right, at the 2019 Southern Foodways Fall Symposium in Oxford, Mississippi, this past October. Susan is the Dean of the Pardee RAND Graduate School in Los Angeles and the author of "I Am not a Tractor", the definitive history of the CIW's organizing efforts and the >> Read More
Giving Tuesday Challenge: Help us raise $5,000 TODAY – and your donation will be doubled!

Giving Tuesday Challenge: Help us raise $5,000 TODAY – and your donation will be doubled!

[caption id="attachment_30871" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Young Fair Food leaders take up the mic to lead chants and songs during a Wendy's Boycott action in New York City (November 2019).[/caption] Calling on the Fair Food Nation: Giving Tuesday is here, and we need your help to keep the Fair Food movement strong! Help us get to $5,000 TODAY, and your donation will >> Read More
DEC. 3: Give thanks for farmworkers! #GivingTuesday is around the corner…

DEC. 3: Give thanks for farmworkers! #GivingTuesday is around the corner…

“How can I enjoy my food if the people growing, harvesting and packing it aren’t treated with respect and paid a decent wage? I am a proud supporter of the Fair Food Program because they are worker-led, creative, and tireless.”  – Mary Pautz, longtime CIW ally and donor Thanksgiving is almost upon us!  Today, from farmworkers in Immokalee to conscious >> Read More
New York City Council Members: “Wendy’s, New Yorkers expect better.”

New York City Council Members: “Wendy’s, New Yorkers expect better.”

[caption id="attachment_30903" align="aligncenter" width="800"] New York City Council Member Mark Levine addresses hundreds of farmworkers, New Yorkers, and supporters from across the Northeast during the "What are you hiding, Wendy's" March on November 18, announcing the introduction of City Council Resolution 1156 urging Wendy's to join the Fair Food Program.[/caption] New York City Council Members Mark Levine, Brad Lander, and >> Read More
CALL NOW: Call Wendy’s leaders and storm social media as hundreds prepare to march in New York City!

CALL NOW: Call Wendy’s leaders and storm social media as hundreds prepare to march in New York City!

Here are three ways you can support today’s major march for farmworkers’ human rights to Wendy’s largest institutional shareholder, Trian Partners, in Manhattan!  Today’s the day!  The Immokalee caravan of over 60 farmworkers has settled into New York City and, as we write, is preparing to join hundreds of New Yorkers and allies from across the Northeast region in another >> Read More
ORGANIZING REPORT: New York City, Northeast region buzzing with plans for major Wendy’s march next week!

ORGANIZING REPORT: New York City, Northeast region buzzing with plans for major Wendy’s march next week!

[caption id="attachment_30836" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Student organizers with United Students Against Sweatshops invite CIW’s Lupe Gonzalo to present on farmworkers’ human rights at the 2019 USAS Northeast Regional Summit, hosted by Columbia University’s Student Worker Solidarity.[/caption] Hundreds finalize plans to converge on Manhattan and march with farmworkers Monday, Nov. 18... We’re less than one week out from the much-anticipated “What are >> Read More