Tag: Columbus

Part Two: “We are not victims — we are not asking for charity, we are calling for justice!”

[caption id="attachment_27009" align="aligncenter" width="600"] CIW's Nely Rodriguez addresses 70+ allies from Columbus in front of Wendy's Headquarters, holding aloft a quilt created by the farmworker women of Immokalee.[/caption]Farmworker Women to Wendy's executives: "We want to work with dignity in the fields."Last Sunday, farmworkers stood alongside religious leaders from across the city of Columbus, Wendy's hometown, for a moving interfaith service >> Read More

Part One: CIW Women’s Group Harvest without Violence Tour arrives in Columbus!

Farmworkers debut new Harvest without Violence Mobile Exhibit, join forces with religious leaders from across Columbus, ahead of protest at Wendy's corporate headquarters... This past weekend, the CIW Women's Group, accompanied by CIW members and allies, rolled into Columbus, Ohio, on the first of two Harvest without Violence Tours.  The ensuing days were a whirlwind of consumer education and action in support >> Read More

“Here we are in Columbus, Ohio, which puts all of us at ground zero for farmworker justice…”

OSU fast enters Day Six as administration's continued stalling on decision to cut Wendy's contract leaves student fasters unsatisfied;  Farmworkers from Immokalee, national allies, and OSU students unite in stunning vigil, protest outside Wendy's corporate headquarters as Return to Human Rights Tour arrives in Columbus!From dawn to dusk, Friday was a momentous day for the Wendy's Boycott and the national >> Read More

TODAY: 19 students from Ohio State University, community members from Columbus launch weeklong fast!

Student/Farmworker Alliance:  OSU students, Columbus community launch national call for solidarity as they begin weeklong fast to Boot the Braids!Earlier this month, we shared a breaking announcement of a major escalation in the Wendy's Boycott:  Students from The Ohio State University and community members from across Columbus declared that they would launch a weeklong fast in the lead up to the Parade for Fair Food >> Read More

BREAKING:  OSU students, Columbus community announce weeklong fast in lead up to Return to Human Rights Tour!

[caption id="attachment_23568" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Hundreds of Fair Food supporters joined the Workers' Voice Tour in a march through Columbus, Ohio, last year.[/caption]"We are fasting in solidarity with farmworkers who have had to go hungry while harvesting the food we all eat because of Wendy’s indifference to their exploitation..."Just this morning, members of Ohio Fair Food -- including students at The >> Read More

The Grand Finale! Wendy’s protests from Miami to Chicago highlight final Behind the Braids tour, Weekend of Action…

[caption id="attachment_24990" align="aligncenter" width="600"] 150+ march for final Behind the Braids Weekend of Action in Miami, Florida, last Sunday[/caption]Hundreds of farmworkers and Fair Food allies, new and old, let Wendy's know nothing will deter the Fair Food Nation as the Wendy's Boycott heads into the new season in high gear!Even as the country continues to adjust to the new political >> Read More

“Boot the Braids!” rings out across campuses throughout the Midwest and Southeast! 

First round of Wendy's Boycott tours wraps up with visits to four “Boot the Braids” campuses! Picking up where we left off in last week's "Behind the Braids" Tours report, we bring you the latest news from the campaign trail (Campaign for Fair Food, that is, also known as the only campaign news you can proudly share with young children these days...).  This >> Read More

COMING SOON: Seven major actions across the U.S. during Southeast, Midwest ‘Behind the Braids’ Tours!

Details come into focus for seven major actions during first Wendy's Boycott tours of the fall season...Building on last week's first-ever Wendy's Boycott Summit in the heart of the Fair Food Nation, both farmworkers in Immokalee and their consumers allies are fanning back out across the country -- animated by a full weekend of skill-building, action planning, and, of course, protesting -- >> Read More

Final media round-up from Workers’ Voice Tour! News of Wendy’s boycott spreads far and wide…

[caption id="attachment_23746" align="aligncenter" width="600"] 500+ marchers wind through Palm Beach's exclusive Worth Avenue shopping district on Saturday the 12th of March.[/caption]From New York to Florida, media coverage of Workers' Voice Tour builds pressure on Wendy's, billionaire chairman Nelson Peltz, to join Fair Food Program...Even as the chants for farmworker justice echoed off the bougainvillea-covered walls of Worth Ave in Palm Beach a few short >> Read More

“Tear down the wall!”…

[hupso title="Tear down the wall! @DisciplesGA leaders march on @Wendy's in Columbus, OH!" url="http://ciw-online.org/blog/2015/07/tear-down-the-wall/"]Over 100 Disciples of Christ (Christian Church) leaders march on Wendy's in Columbus, Ohio, call on Wendy's to tear down the wall keeping the fast-food leader from joining the top human rights program in the US food industry today!As announced last week, when leaders of the Disciples of Christ >> Read More