Category: Recent News

TUESDAY CALL-IN DAY: Demand transparency from Collier County Sheriff’s Office!

TUESDAY CALL-IN DAY: Demand transparency from Collier County Sheriff’s Office!

TOMORROW: “We are fighting for the truth”... Support the family of Nicolas Morales, farmworker shot and killed by Collier County Sheriff’s Deputy by calling Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk at 239-252-0555 As readers of this site know, Nicolas Morales, a single father and longtime farmworker in Immokalee was shot and killed in the early hours of September 17th by a >> Read More
Students, youth set to gather this weekend for a virtual gathering of strategy building for the Wendy’s Campaign…

Students, youth set to gather this weekend for a virtual gathering of strategy building for the Wendy’s Campaign…

[embed]https://vimeo.com/465449099[/embed] Apply today to join the Student/Farmworker Alliance 2020 Encuentro: “Piecing Together Justice,” Oct. 17-18... Despite all of the unforeseen challenges 2020 has thrown our way, the young leaders of the Student/Farmworker Alliance have once again banded together to push forward a critical marker of the Campaign for Fair Food’s yearly calendar: the annual SFA Encuentro gathering.  This weekend, Oct. >> Read More
COVID-19 MEDIA ROUND-UP: In Florida and across the country, farmworkers are denied adequate healthcare protections by state and local officials amid case surges…

COVID-19 MEDIA ROUND-UP: In Florida and across the country, farmworkers are denied adequate healthcare protections by state and local officials amid case surges…

[caption id="attachment_31890" align="aligncenter" width="800"] CIW's Nely Rodriguez distributes masks and life-saving COVID-19 prevention information to Immokalee residents.[/caption] National Geographic: "While empty grocery store shelves and mile-long food bank lines have become less prevalent than during the early days of the pandemic, advocates say essential workers and their families are still as vulnerable as ever..." Fall is officially here, and in >> Read More
Great new article in The Nation: “The Immokalee Way: Protecting Farmworkers Amid a Pandemic”…

Great new article in The Nation: “The Immokalee Way: Protecting Farmworkers Amid a Pandemic”…

Excellent reporting from The Nation takes sweeping look at this spring's first big COVID-19 outbreak among essential farmworkers -- involving workers sleeping two to a bed in overcrowded, unpermitted housing -- at Green Empire greenhouse in upstate NY; Green Empire greenhouse “owned by Ontario-based Mastronardi Produce, the largest distributor of hydroponic, indoor-grown produce in North America, and owner of at least six such facilities across the United States”; >> Read More
BREAKING: Immokalee farmworker Nicholas Morales shot and killed by Collier County Sheriff’s Office

BREAKING: Immokalee farmworker Nicholas Morales shot and killed by Collier County Sheriff’s Office

"They didn't kill an animal; they killed a human being... I want justice for this man and this young child that is left without a dad," said Yola Martinez, close friend of Nicholas Morales, Immokalee farmworker shot and killed by Collier County Sheriff deputies... CIW: "We must have a full investigation and justice for Nicholas and his family, as well >> Read More
Gov. DeSantis, Collier County: Take action NOW to protect Immokalee’s farmworkers from COVID-19 ahead of the harvest!

Gov. DeSantis, Collier County: Take action NOW to protect Immokalee’s farmworkers from COVID-19 ahead of the harvest!

The clock is ticking: Farmworkers returning to Florida for the fall harvest season, students returning to school in Immokalee for in-person classes, combine to create fertile ground for a new COVID-19 outbreak; State and county health officials must take immediate action, work with internationally-acclaimed Partners In Health to protect the Sunshine State's essential workers! Over the past several months, Florida >> Read More
A quote by the late Congressman John Lewis resurfaces, and not a moment too soon…

A quote by the late Congressman John Lewis resurfaces, and not a moment too soon…

[caption id="attachment_32835" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Rep. John Lewis (center, left), the late congressman and civil rights activist, with Rep. Barbara Lee (center, right) in Selma, Alabama.[/caption] Civil Rights hero cites CIW in introduction to his final book on his life in the fight for social justice... Congressman John Lewis: “Freedom is the continuous action we all must take, and each generation >> Read More
This fall, host a CIW farmworker leader as a virtual speaker in your classroom, congregation, or community meeting!

This fall, host a CIW farmworker leader as a virtual speaker in your classroom, congregation, or community meeting!

This fall, farmworker leaders of the CIW will be traveling virtually from Immokalee to cities across the country to speak with students, community leaders, and people of faith about the struggle for essential farmworkers’ rights – and about the CIW's award-winning Fair Food Program, recently called the new "gold standard" for protecting human rights in global supply chains! Don’t miss >> Read More
Harvard Law School Human Rights Program hosts CIW for webinar on business and human rights!

Harvard Law School Human Rights Program hosts CIW for webinar on business and human rights!

Check out highlights from a remarkable conversation on the groundbreaking, 10-year study detailing the failure of the dominant Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) model and lifting up the Fair Food Program as the way forward for protecting human rights in corporate supply chains...  Last week, we reported on the release of an unprecedented new study that is shaking up the world >> Read More
Fair Food Program expansion marches on, even in these difficult times!

Fair Food Program expansion marches on, even in these difficult times!

Award-winning Fair Food Program breaks ground in Tennessee alongside longtime partner Sunripe Certified Brands and new FFP Participating Grower, Smoky Mountain Family Farms... Even in these dark and difficult times, the Fair Food Program continues to inspire and transform lives for the better. First came the publication last week of an unprecedented, decade-long study carried out by MSI Integrity, the >> Read More