Category: “A brilliant model” at work: November 2013 – October 2014

Hot off the digital press: A social media round-up and a beautiful new image for 21st century food justice!

[hupso title=".@ClintonGlobal Citizen Award sparks surge of social media about @CIW & #FairFoodProgram..." url=""] Clinton Global Citizen Award sparks surge of social media about @CIW and the #FairFoodProgram... Sunday’s Clinton Global Citizen Award ceremony in New York was a truly unforgettable celebration of the remarkable progress achieved in Florida’s fields through the Fair Food Program.  Over 1,000 people squeezed into the Sheraton ballroom in >> Read More
President Bill Clinton, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton honor CIW with Global Citizen Award!

President Bill Clinton, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton honor CIW with Global Citizen Award!

President Bill Clinton calls CIW’s Fair Food Program “the most astonishing thing politically happening in the world we're living in today” On Sunday, September 21, 2014, President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton honored the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) for “defending the human rights of farmworkers across the United States”. The Global Citizen Award was presented to >> Read More

The largest climate march in the history of the planet…

[hupso title="NEW POST: @CIW joins 300k in #PeoplesClimate March!" url=""]  [caption id="attachment_20129" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Source: New York Times[/caption] CIW joins over 300,000 in People’s Climate March in advance of Clinton Global Citizen Award ceremony… As we wait for tonight's Clinton Global Citizen Award ceremony to get underway, here is a quick dispatch from the streets of New York! This afternoon, over >> Read More

Lost in the flood: Two great stories on the FFP get left behind in deluge of big news…

[hupso title="MUST READ: Two great stories on #FairFoodProgram from @SarasotaMagazin & @FoodChainsFilm" url=""] With all the recent news surrounding the Clinton Global Citizen Award and the fast-approaching release of "Food Chains," some stories just get lost in the flood.  However, two such stories from recent days were too good leave behind forever, so we thought we'd take advantage of this brief break >> Read More

From the director’s chair: An update on the film “Food Chains”…

[hupso title="NEW POST: Find out how YOU can bring @FoodChainsFilm to your community!" url=""]   See how you can organize to bring the film to your city, school, or place of worship this fall! As many readers of this site already know, the documentary Food Chains, which chronicles the CIW's battle for Fair Food and the issue of farm labor exploitation >> Read More

BREAKING: CIW to receive 2014 Clinton Global Citizen Award!

[hupso title="BREAKING: @ClintonGlobal presents @CIW with Global Citizen Award at #CGI2014" url=""]   Clintons to honor CIW for groundbreaking impact of Fair Food Program at gala award ceremony in New York City on September 21... The news was announced on the Clinton Global Initiative website Thursday afternoon: Clinton Global Citizen Awards Established in 2007, the Clinton Global Citizen Awards embody President >> Read More

“I believe that we will win!” Youth gather in Immokalee for 2014 Encuentro…

[hupso title="NEW POST: I believe that we will win! #Encuentro2014 smashing success! #BootTheBraids @FoodChainsFilm " url=""]  Boot the Braids, Food Chains documentary make #Encuentro2014 a smashing success... This past weekend, 70 students and youth from across the United States rolled into Immokalee for the Student / Farmworker Alliance's annual Encuentro.  As always, these young leaders came to learn about the fifteen-year history of >> Read More

Better late than never… A Labor Day action report from the Publix AND Wendy’s fronts!

[hupso title="Better late than never... A Labor Day action report from the @Publix and @Wendys fronts!" url=""] After a relatively quiet summer -- punctuated, of course, by some great protests around the country -- the Fair Food Nation marked the end of the season with two gorgeous, creative actions for Labor Day (yes, we know Labor Day was last weekend, but we had a busy week >> Read More

Entertainment Weekly gives “Food Chains” a plug, runs exciting new trailer!

[hupso_hide][hupso title="Short title" url="the URL"]   Countdown begins to big Thanksgiving Week release... Entertainment Weekly ran a piece yesterday in its "Inside Movies" column plugging the documentary "Food Chains" -- the film featuring the Campaign for Fair Food as a long-sought solution to the exploitation and abuse of this country's farmworkers -- highlighting the stars who contributed to the film, >> Read More