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“I want justice for my dad”: Family of Nicolas Morales file lawsuit against Collier County Sheriff’s Office

“I want justice for my dad”: Family of Nicolas Morales file lawsuit against Collier County Sheriff’s Office

Nicolas Morales Jr (14): "I hope the Collier County Sheriff can see what they did, that they can learn from their mistakes.  I want them to take action, and to have something to say to us.  We just want justice, that is all we want." Jesse Andrade, Nicolas Jr's stepbrother: "Nicolas was a father, he was a brother, he was >> Read More
VICTORY! FSU joins the growing list of universities in Florida, across the country endorsing the Wendy’s Boycott…

VICTORY! FSU joins the growing list of universities in Florida, across the country endorsing the Wendy’s Boycott…

[caption id="attachment_35765" align="aligncenter" width="610"] Florida State University students pose for a photo next to the Wendy's Boycott-themed chalk art they created during Homecoming Week to educate other students about the Campaign for Fair Food.[/caption]   FSU Resolution: “Be it further resolved that: The 74th Student Senate encourages Florida State University students to support farmworker rights by boycotting Wendy’s until they >> Read More
Summer Roundup: 6 Stories You May Have Missed

Summer Roundup: 6 Stories You May Have Missed

[caption id="attachment_35740" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Members of the CIW education team in action in Georgia last month.[/caption]   Today we're catching up with six recent stories featuring CIW and the Fair Food Program. Read (and listen) on!   The CEO Who Wants Us to Care More About the Humanity Behind Our Food New FFP partner Sara Polon (Soupergirl) had a spicy >> Read More
Final Day: A Closing Message from the Fields…

Final Day: A Closing Message from the Fields…

[embed]https://youtu.be/XFP3wL4GDuk[/embed] We're wrapping up our annual Sustainer Drive today with a closing video message from longtime CIW leader Nely Rodriguez, who just returned from an FFP education session in Georgia: "This year, the Fair Food Program’s presence in Georgia is more important than ever.  Late last year, just a few towns northeast of Fair Food farms, years of constant violence, >> Read More
Day 9:  “With responsibility has to come accountability”

Day 9: “With responsibility has to come accountability”

  [caption id="attachment_35716" align="alignleft" width="358"] Courtney Wicks, who spoke on behalf of Investor Advocates for Social Justice at our rally in New York City last month[/caption] “I’m a 13th-generation African American in this country, but I am only two generations removed from slavery. Both my grandfathers grew up on plantations. The mere fact that in 1865, on June 19, slavery >> Read More
A note on the events of the past week…

A note on the events of the past week…

[caption id="attachment_35675" align="aligncenter" width="850"] Members of the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol, pictured during a hearing earlier this month, sit beneath an image of a noose and gallows erected by protesters outside the US Capitol Building on January 6, 2021. The insurrectionists chanted "Hang Mike Pence!" during the hours-long, violent attack, >> Read More