Tag: Campaign for Fair Food

“The Nation We Build Together”: Smithsonian enshrines CIW’s Lady Liberty on permanent display in new exhibit at American History Museum in Washington, DC!

Secretary of the Smithsonian, Dr. David Skorton: "These national treasures inspire, challenge, and celebrate our national history"...Unity Square Project Director, Megan Smith: New exhibit designed to inspire future leaders by highlighting stories of those "who have participated in our democracy and changed America and even changed the world."It was a remarkable day, even measured against the standard of the CIW's often dizzying history.[caption id="attachment_26408" >> Read More

“If they did it, shouldn’t everyone?…”

You're More Powerful Than You Think by Eric Liu⎢Book Trailer from Citizen Film. CIW, Campaign for Fair Food celebrated in prologue of new book on democratic participation and organizing for social justice!Success of workers in Immokalee proof that, "You're more powerful than you think"...Eric Liu, the author of a new book on how to make your voice heard in the decisions that affect >> Read More

It’s still a pig…

Wendy's latest public relations ploy in response to Campaign for Fair Food isn't fooling anyone...Sometimes, you just have to hand it to Wikipedia.  It can be a wonderful resource, with clear, concise definitions of just about every concept under the sun.  Here’s a good example, brought to mind by the very latest news out of Wendy’s public relations department:Lipstick on a pig - >> Read More

100+ Floridians take to the streets to keep the heat on Publix…

Farmworker families, allies launch series of fall Publix actions with massive protest at Sarasota's Bay St. Publix, calling on Florida's grocer to join the Fair Food Program!Last weekend, even as Publix executives up north began to prepare for the upcoming North Carolina Publix Truth Tour, the Southeastern grocer got an earful from its own hometown residents down in Florida!  Last Sunday, over 100 allies >> Read More

NOW LIVE: Concert & Parade for Fair Food website up and running…

[hupso title="NOW LIVE: Concert & Parade for #FairFood website" url="http://ciw-online.org/concert/"] It is that time of year again!  The scent of orange blossoms fills the air and the temperatures are rising here in Florida, while up north, the last snows of the season stubbornly ensnare the world in winter's icy grip.  That can only mean one thing: Time for the Fair Food >> Read More

Fair Food Program label finds its first home at Whole Foods!

[hupso title=".@FairFoodProgram label finds first home at @WholeFoods!" url="http://ciw-online.org/blog/2014/12/first-label/"] [caption id="attachment_20749" align="aligncenter" width="600"] A point-of-sale display singles out Fair Food Program tomatoes in a Southern Region Whole Foods produce aisle. The sign reads: "Whole Foods Market was the first US supermarket to join the Fair Food Program.  As a partner, we pay a Fair Food Premium on Florida tomatoes that >> Read More

“Here today, we are a river…”

[hupso_hide][hupso title="CIW, allies deliver 360k+ signatures from @WalkFree petition to @Publix headquarters!" url="http://ciw-online.org/?p=17395"] CIW, allies deliver 360,000+ signatures from Walk Free petition to Publix Headquarters in Lakeland! Yesterday morning, CIW Fair Food Program education teams fanned out to several farms in the Central Florida region to hold training sessions with farmworkers on their rights and responsibilities under the Fair Food >> Read More

First ever Fair Food Program Annual Report now online!

[hupso_hide][hupso title="First ever #FairFoodProgram Report now online!" url="http://ciw-online.org/?p=17259"] The report, issued by the Fair Food Standards Council (FFSC), offers unprecedented insight into the outcomes -- both the concrete advances and the continuing challenges -- from the first two harvest seasons under the oversight of the FFSC... As the Fair Food Program enters its third season in full effect in Florida's >> Read More
Fair Food Festival Community/Farmworker Alliance New York, New York

Fair Food Festival Community/Farmworker Alliance New York, New York

This past Saturday, Fair Food activists gathered for the family-friendly Fair Food Festival in Brooklyn, NY, an all-day event sponsored by a number of local organizations, including the indomitable Community/Farmworker Alliance. The day featured workshops on the roof-top garden, movie screenings, face-painting and much more! As described in the Carroll Gardens Patch, "The Commons on Atlantic Avenue served as a >> Read More