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What a year it was!  2015 Fair Food Year in Review…

What a year it was! 2015 Fair Food Year in Review…

[caption id="attachment_21123" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Secretary of State John Kerry announces the presentation of the 2014 Presidential Medal for Extraordinary Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking in Persons to the CIW during January's White House Forum on Human Trafficking.  The citation reads: “For its extraordinary efforts to combat human trafficking by pioneering the Fair Food Program, empowering agricultural workers, and leveraging market >> Read More

CIW, worker organizations from around the country, join President Obama at White House Summit on Worker Voice!

[caption id="attachment_22793" align="aligncenter" width="598"] The 18th and 21st centuries collide as the famous Lansdowne Portrait of George Washington by Gilbert Stuart welcomes participants to the East Wing and the White House Summit on Worker Voice last Wednesday.[/caption]Day-long gathering tackles tough questions facing 21st century worker movement..."If you're not at the table, you're on the menu."Those were the words of AFSCME >> Read More

“This Human Rights Group Is A Model For How The U.S. Can End Slave Labor…”

[hupso title="This #HumanRights Group is a Model for How the U.S. Can End Slave Labor..." url="http://ciw-online.org/blog/2015/02/huffpo-wendys/"] Huffington Post highlights CIW's Presidential Medal, model for ending slave labor; Wendy's campaign starts heating up for Valentine's Day! Today, we bring you two quick hits from the Fair Food front!   First up, the Huffington Post just published an excellent piece on the CIW's >> Read More

Reactions to Presidential Medal nod to CIW history, power of Fair Food Program…

[hupso title="Reactions to Presidential Medal nod to @CIW history, power of @FairFoodProgram" url="http://ciw-online.org/blog/2015/02/reactions-presidential-medal/"] From the mainstream media to the blogosphere to twitter, news of the CIW's reception of the Presidential Medal for Extraordinary Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking traveled far and wide last week, and we've collected some of the highlights for you here. Let's start with the Ft. Myers >> Read More
CIW receives Presidential Medal for Extraordinary Efforts in Combatting Modern-Day Slavery at White House Forum!

CIW receives Presidential Medal for Extraordinary Efforts in Combatting Modern-Day Slavery at White House Forum!

  [caption id="attachment_21123" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Secretary of State John Kerry announces the presentation of the 2014 Presidential Medal for Extraordinary Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking in Persons to the CIW at yesterday's White House Forum on Human Trafficking. The citation reads: “For its extraordinary efforts to combat human trafficking by pioneering the Fair Food Program, empowering agricultural workers, and leveraging >> Read More

Out with the old…

[hupso_hide][hupso title="#HappyNewYear! Take a look back at #FairFoodNation during busy & wildly successful #2013 " url="http://ciw-online.org/?p=17719"] Not so fast!  We take a look back at 2013 -- the year the Fair Food Program proved its mettle and won acclaim from the White House to the United Nations -- before heading into what is sure to be a huge 2014... The >> Read More

CIW speaks at White House on FFP’s power to prevent slavery!

[hupso_hide][hupso title=".@CIW speaks at @WhiteHouse on FFP's power to prevent #slavery!" url="http://ciw-online.org/?p=16511"] CIW's Laura Germino speaks on Fair Food Program on plenary panel at "Taking Action to Eradicate Modern-day Slavery"... Earlier this year, President Obama's Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships issued its report, “Building Partnerships to Eradicate Modern-day Slavery,” in which the Council was tasked with investigating the landscape of >> Read More

White House recognizes CIW’s Fair Food Program!

CIW's early anti-slavery efforts called "spark that ignited a movement" at White House ceremony... At the first-ever White House Forum to Combat Human Trafficking last week -- an event that involved everyone from Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano to Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of State John Kerry -- the CIW and the Fair Food Program were front and >> Read More