Tag: Student/Farmworker Alliance

PHOTO REPORT: Nationwide student fast keeps rolling!

New College, Valencia College students break five-day fast, vow to continue the Campaign:  "This University will continue to fight for the rights of farmworkers, and for all human rights"...Students at Vanderbilt, University of Tampa, Eckerd College and University of South Florida take up the torch as national rolling student fast for farmworker justice continues!After five long days of fasting -- an act >> Read More

“Keep your word! Cut the contract with Wendy’s!” OSU students take demands to Board of Trustees meeting!

[caption id="attachment_25643" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Student fasters protest in front of Wendy's Headquarters during the Return to Human Rights Tour last month.[/caption]PLUS: Students at New College of Florida begin five-day fast in solidarity with OSU's Boot the Braids campaign!Last month, farmworkers from Immokalee and hundreds of allies converged on Columbus, Ohio, for a major mobilization and parade at the peak of the Return >> Read More

VIDEO: The Return to Human Rights Tour returns to Florida and a huge final march and rally at Tampa Wendy’s, Publix!

Farmworkers, students, religious leaders, union members and everyday consumers let Wendy's, Publix know that the fight for Fair Food only grows stronger the longer they hold out...Yesterday, in the final action of the 14-day, 14-city Return to Human Rights Tour, nearly 300 Floridians converged in Tampa, Florida, to welcome the Coalition of Immokalee Workers home with a massive rally and march from the Publix >> 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

And they’re off! The Return to Human Rights Tour hits the ground running in Gainesville…

"Wendy's, prepare yourself:  Today, we begin this tour for human rights, because we are all human beings and we all deserve respect..."After many months of preparation and organizing, CIW members and a core group of allies set out from Immokalee yesterday before dawn on an unseasonably cool spring morning for the 14-city Return to Human Rights Tour!  Today, we bring you the first of the tour's >> 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

Break up with Wendy’s this Valentine’s Day Weekend!

Consumers keep turning up the heat on final fast food holdout ahead of next month's Workers' Voice Tour...Last week, we put out a call for Fair Food activists to pick up the phone and give Wendy's Board Chairman Nelson Peltz a piece of their minds about the fast-food leader's refusal to join the groundbreaking Fair Food Program.  That, however, was just the >> Read More

Not in our house! Students call on USF Board of Trustees to reject campus Publix!

CALL TO ACTION: University of South Florida students, community members tell university administration:  "Publix can't set up shop on our campus until they respect farmworkers' human rights!"And they want you to help!  Here's how...Even as students from Florida to New York gear up to join farmworkers for Wendy's protests as part of the upcoming 2016 Workers' Voice Tour, students here in >> Read More

Coming Soon: Student/Farmworker Alliance’s 2015 Annual Encuentro!

Scores of students, young people to gather in Immokalee, develop strategy for Publix, Wendy's campaigns...Each fall, the Campaign for Fair Food takes off with a burst of renewed energy thanks to an annual Immokalee tradition:  The Student/Farmworker Alliance Encuentro!  An action-packed weekend of strategizing and learning for students and youth from all over the country, the Encuentro this year is set for September 10-13.  Check out >> Read More