Tag: fair food program

Author of “I Am Not a Tractor” pens thoughtful op/ed on lessons from Fair Food movement for #MeToo, “#MarchForOurLives” movements…

Author of “I Am Not a Tractor” pens thoughtful op/ed on lessons from Fair Food movement for #MeToo, “#MarchForOurLives” movements…

Marquis: "The new movements appear to understand one pillar of the coalition's success – real and sustainable change can be driven, designed and implemented from inside the communities most affected." In her unique style – a style perhaps best described as a marriage of the engineer's love for astute systems analysis with the advocate's heartfelt empathy for those facing uphill >> Read More
What is the secret ingredient to the Fair Food Program?  Worker participation.

What is the secret ingredient to the Fair Food Program? Worker participation.

[caption id="attachment_26380" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Workers participate in a CIW-led worker-to-worker education session last summer before heading into the fields to pick on a Fair Food Program farm in South Carolina.[/caption] Dear friends, As we write, the CIW's worker-to-worker Education Team is once again hard at work on a farm in South Carolina, talking to farmworkers about their rights under the >> Read More
No free passes: Wendy’s return to US doesn’t obviate duty to respect workers’ rights… It only puts them back where they started.

No free passes: Wendy’s return to US doesn’t obviate duty to respect workers’ rights… It only puts them back where they started.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Nearly two hundred farmworkers and consumer allies protested in the rain outside Wendy's annual shareholder meeting in Dublin, Ohio, last week. Photos by Ralph Orr.[/caption] Despite repatriation of tomato purchases from Mexico, the imperative remains the same: Farmworkers in Wendy's supply chains must be protected by the Fair Food Program, the only effective human rights program >> Read More
Half-way home…

Half-way home…

[caption id="attachment_28605" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Nearly 200 protesters – including nearly 50 farmworkers and their families from Immokalee – march outside of the Wendy's Annual Shareholder meeting.  They cheered on Fair Food Nation representatives who attended the meeting, prepared to confront Wendy's executives with tough questions on the company's refusal to join the Fair Food Program.[/caption] Bowing to farmworker and consumer >> Read More
“Where shooting is a pleasure”:  Parkland students put Publix in the hot seat for political contributions to “NRA sellout”…

“Where shooting is a pleasure”: Parkland students put Publix in the hot seat for political contributions to “NRA sellout”…

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Teens draw chalk outlines of bodies in parking lot of Coral Springs Publix. "Where shooting is a pleasure" was scrawled in chalk in the Publix parking lot, a play on the store's "Where shopping is a pleasure" slogan // Photo Credit: ABC Channel 27, Tallahassee[/caption] Parkland students notch another victory in fight for common sense gun >> Read More
Civil Eats on Fair Food Program: “Meet the Farmworkers Leading the #MeToo Fight For Workers Everywhere”…

Civil Eats on Fair Food Program: “Meet the Farmworkers Leading the #MeToo Fight For Workers Everywhere”…

“By rectifying long-standing power imbalances, Worker-driven Social Responsibility drills into the foundation of the problem…” “No gender-based violence programs have achieved the same amount of leverage in fostering change…” Earlier this week, Civil Eats published an excellent, feature-length piece based on interviews conducted during the Freedom Fast in New York City that lends critical insight into the endemic, generations-old problem >> Read More
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
#SolutionsSummit lifts up Fair Food Program as “promising practice to end sexual violence”!

#SolutionsSummit lifts up Fair Food Program as “promising practice to end sexual violence”!

This past Tuesday, in an office nestled among the beautiful trees of San Francisco's Presidio Park, nearly 100 workers, advocates, policymakers, and journalists gathered at the home of Futures without Violence, one of the nation's leading voices in the movement to end violence against women and children, and a longtime CIW collaborator in the development of the Fair Food Program's >> Read More
NYC Human Rights Commission invites CIW to join panel of “international and national figures in the fight against sexual harassment and gender equity…”

NYC Human Rights Commission invites CIW to join panel of “international and national figures in the fight against sexual harassment and gender equity…”

[caption id="attachment_28404" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Photo Credit: Adrienne Nicole Productions for the NYC Commission on Human Rights.[/caption] New York City's First Lady, Chirlane McCray:  "How can we help harness this moment in order to grow and sustain the movement?"... Last week, the New York City Human Rights Commission partnered with the Office of the First Lady Chirlane McCray and the Mayor’s >> Read More