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To commemorate the  CIW’s Silver Anniversary, help us raise $50,000 by the end of 2018!

To commemorate the CIW’s Silver Anniversary, help us raise $50,000 by the end of 2018!

Dear friends, 25 years ago, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers was born in a series of community meetings, held in a cramped, corner room in the back of Immokalee's Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.  The arc of the CIW's history since those early days – from those modest first meetings to the CIW's leading role today on the global >> Read More
Fair Food TED Talk on the docket for 2019!

Fair Food TED Talk on the docket for 2019!

[caption id="attachment_29301" align="aligncenter" width="800"] The CIW's Greg Asbed and Gerardo Reyes speaking at the TEDMED 2018 gathering last month in Palm Springs, California. Their talk, along with 35 other talks that filled out a wide-ranging program under the thematic rubric of "Chaos and Clarity," will be released next year.[/caption] CIW at TED: "When we – workers and consumers – speak >> Read More
Must-read Washington Post Op/Ed on #MeToo Movement: Fair Food Program “could do incalculable good if adopted more widely”…

Must-read Washington Post Op/Ed on #MeToo Movement: Fair Food Program “could do incalculable good if adopted more widely”…

[caption id="attachment_28169" align="alignleft" width="800"] Over 2,000 marchers filled the streets of Manhattan in March of this year, calling on Wendy's to help extend the Fair Food Program's award-winning protections to farmworkers in its supply chain. Momentum for the expansion of the Fair Food Program and its worker-driven model of human rights monitoring and enforcement continues to grow exponentially, driven in >> Read More
ACTION ROUND-UP: Farmworkers, students and religious allies rally for farmworker justice in Sarasota, Philadelphia, and Miami!

ACTION ROUND-UP: Farmworkers, students and religious allies rally for farmworker justice in Sarasota, Philadelphia, and Miami!

[caption id="attachment_29270" align="aligncenter" width="800"] 100+ students protest alongside farmworkers in Miami, Florida, during a series of November protests in the national Wendy's Boycott.[/caption] CIW's Nely Rodriguez in Miami: "What we are asking is that Wendy’s stop abandoning human rights protections for farmworkers, that they don’t tolerate sexual harassment of women, and that we all move forward with this new day >> Read More
This Thanksgiving, help those who make your holiday feast possible by becoming a sustainer of the Fair Food movement!

This Thanksgiving, help those who make your holiday feast possible by becoming a sustainer of the Fair Food movement!

This Thanksgiving, you can help sustain the groundbreaking advances we've achieved through the Fair Food Program, and give thanks for the women and men who put food on your Thanksgiving table, by becoming a Fair Food Sustainer The holiday season is officially upon us.  The routine of daily life is receding by the hour, replaced by the gathering joy of >> Read More
CIW’s Harvest Without Violence Mobile Exhibit travels to Haverford College for a Fair Food-filled week!

CIW’s Harvest Without Violence Mobile Exhibit travels to Haverford College for a Fair Food-filled week!

[caption id="attachment_29236" align="aligncenter" width="799"] Students and staff from Haverford College get ready to head over to the protest in front of Wendy’s after hosting the Harvest without Violence Exhibit.[/caption] Students from Haverford College, Temple University, Bryn Mawr, Swarthmore get fired up in Student/Farmworker Alliance's Boot the Braids Campaign! Last week, the CIW’s eye-opening Harvest Without Violence Mobile Exhibit traveled from >> Read More
Compass Group USA highlights Fair Food partnership at Restaurant Associate’s Innovation Summit!

Compass Group USA highlights Fair Food partnership at Restaurant Associate’s Innovation Summit!

Today, we bring you a quick and exciting update from the Fair Food label front! This past Friday and Saturday, inside New York City’s historic Prince George Ballroom, the Fair Food Program was on display at Restaurant Associate’s Innovation Summit, organized by one of the Fair Food Program’s participating buyers, Compass Group U.S.A.  Building on years of internal education with >> Read More
PHOTO REPORT, PART 2: “Boot the Braids” campaign ramps up pressure against university leaders’ dishonorable stance on Wendy’s human rights record…

PHOTO REPORT, PART 2: “Boot the Braids” campaign ramps up pressure against university leaders’ dishonorable stance on Wendy’s human rights record…

[caption id="attachment_29221" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Over 60 UNC-Chapel Hill students, professors and Triangle-area community leaders hold a protest in support of the “Boot the Braids” campaign to remove Wendy’s from campus until the company joins the award-winning Fair Food Program. Oct. 25, 2018.[/caption] Ohio State, UNC - Chapel Hill, University of Michigan, University of Florida students fight to remove Wendy’s from >> Read More
PHOTO REPORT: Student/Farmworker Alliance turns up the heat on Wendy’s with National Week of Action!

PHOTO REPORT: Student/Farmworker Alliance turns up the heat on Wendy’s with National Week of Action!

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="795"] Students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill stage a theater skit on the steps of UNC Chancellor Folt’s office to highlight the University’s complicity in human rights abuses.[/caption] Hundreds of students, young people from Coast to Coast get creative in Wendy's Boycott during "Pulling Back the Curtain on Wendy's" National Week of Action! >> Read More