Tag: sexual harassment

Teen Vogue highlights “tireless efforts” of CIW in movement for farmworker rights!

Teen Vogue highlights “tireless efforts” of CIW in movement for farmworker rights!

[caption id="attachment_24626" align="aligncenter" width="799"] CIW's Silvia Perez (left) marches in Wendy's protest in Southwest Florida, demanding that the fast food giant join the Fair Food Program.[/caption] "The coalition... has long been a guiding light for the farmworkers’ rights movement..." Today, we bring you highlights from a brand-new article from Teen Vogue, the youth arm of Vogue Magazine with over one >> Read More
MUST-SEE NEW VIDEO:  Time’s Up leader Alyssa Milano narrates powerful new Fair Food Program video!

MUST-SEE NEW VIDEO: Time’s Up leader Alyssa Milano narrates powerful new Fair Food Program video!

"The truth is, much of the food you buy is harvested under conditions that would shock you... But there is hope on the horizon for America’s farmworkers..." Help us share this hard-hitting new video far and wide! This year, the CIW is celebrating Labor Day like never before – with a dramatic new video, and a high profile social media >> Read More
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
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
#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
The Fair Food Program goes to Washington…

The Fair Food Program goes to Washington…

[caption id="attachment_27749" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Laura Germino of the CIW (middle, in front of vase) stands between Florida Congresswoman Lois Frankel (D-FL, on right) and Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA, on left) during a picture taken before the State of the Union address.  The group includes Congressional representatives and the activists working to end sexual harassment and assault in the workplace who >> Read More
Drumbeat grows louder for FFP as proven solution for Time’s Up movement!

Drumbeat grows louder for FFP as proven solution for Time’s Up movement!

The Nation: "When it comes to creating a workplace where women are empowered to report sexual harassment—and receive justice rather than retaliation when they do so—the farmworkers of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) offer a proven model..." The list of publications connecting the dots between the Time's Up movement and the CIW's Fair Food Program -- the former a >> Read More
“A movement, not a moment”: Lessons from the Fair Food Program for the growing fight against sexual harassment and assault in the workplace…

“A movement, not a moment”: Lessons from the Fair Food Program for the growing fight against sexual harassment and assault in the workplace…

[caption id="attachment_27429" align="aligncenter" width="600"] CIW staff members and Fair Food Program educators (from right to left) Nely Rodriguez, Silvia Perez, Leonel Perez, Cruz Salucio, and Mathieu Beaucicot stand outside the CIW office in Immokalee.[/caption] As the New York Times rang in the New Year with a story announcing the organization of an exciting new coalition of "300 prominent actresses and female agents, >> Read More

For Giving Tuesday, give the gift that gives back… Become a Fair Food Sustainer and help end sexual violence in the fields!

[caption id="attachment_27009" align="aligncenter" width="600"] CIW's Nely Rodriguez addresses allies in Columbus, Ohio, outside Wendy's Headquarters, holding aloft a quilt created by the farmworker women of Immokalee[/caption]What if you were to wake up tomorrow and the headline read: "Sexual harassment eradicated"?A distant dream, we know.  But what if you could actually help end sexual harassment in the fields, starting today? We have good news:  You can.  >> Read More

Starting today (Friday, 11/10), the Harvest without Violence Campaign hits New York City!

Farmworker women take fight to end sexual violence to the doorstep of Wendy's Board Chair, Nelson Peltz...CIW Women's Group to remind Peltz of his fellow CEO's words of warning (Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook):  “If you know something is happening and you fail to take action, whether you are a man or a woman — especially when you are in power — you are >> Read More