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 — and pivoting to the next big thing on the horizon:  The Behind the Braids national Wendy’s Boycott tours!

In early September, we announced the Behind the Braids tours and a final weekend of action in November, which will ramp up the Wendy’s Boycott in both longtime Fair Food strongholds as well as cities new to the campaign across the country:


CIW members will join thousands of consumer allies for powerful actions, film screenings, presentations, workshops, and interviews in nearly two dozen cities around the country, from the Southeast to the Midwest.  To culminate the busy season of tours, the Fair Food Nation will come together for a national weekend of action just ahead of Thanksgiving, Nov. 11-13, from coast to coast…  read more

Today, we have an exciting preview of the first two tours: one criss-crossing the Southeast, and the other heading straight into the heart of Wendy’s territory in the Midwest.  As the teams of farmworkers and allies in Immokalee prepare to hit the road this weekend and put finishing touches on plans for the upcoming journey, it’s time to pull out your calendar and mark the seven major Wendy’s actions in cities across Georgia, Tennessee, Ohio, and Kentucky:

[ezcol_1half]TUESDAY, October 4
Wendy’s Protest in Cincinnati, OH
4:30 PM@ Wendy’s (1246 Hopple St, Cincinnati)
Contact: shelby (at)

TUESDAY, October 4
Wendy’s Protest in Nashville, TN
5:30 PM @ Wendy’s (1045 28th Ave N)
Contact: carmen (at)

WEDNESDAY, October 5
Wendy’s Protest in Cleveland, OH
4:30 PM @ Wendy’s (13246 Cedar Rd.)
Contact: shelby (at)[/ezcol_1half]

[ezcol_1half_end]WEDNESDAY, October 5
Wendy’s Protest in Athens, GA
5:30 PM @ Daily Coop (523 Prince Ave)
Contact: carmen (at)

THURSDAY, October 6
Wendy’s Protest in Louisville, KY
12:00 PM @ University of Louisville Library
Contact: shelby (at)

FRIDAY, October 7
Wendy’s Protest in Columbus, OH
3:00 PM @ Wendy’s (2004 N High St.)
Contact: shelby (at)

SATURDAY, October 8
March to Wendy’s in Atlanta, GA

1:30 PM @ 
Piedmont Park Charles Allen Entrance
Contact: carmen (at)[/ezcol_1half_end]

If any of the Behind the Braids tours are heading your way, make sure to get in touch with the organizers and catch the wave of actions sweeping the nation!  Stay tuned for beautiful photos, waves of press, and exciting report backs from Gainesville to New York City to Columbus in the action-packed weeks ahead…