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Day 2 of the 4 for Fair Food Tour builds momentum with powerful support from North Carolina’s communities of faith!

Day 2 of the 4 for Fair Food Tour builds momentum with powerful support from North Carolina’s communities of faith!

4 for Fair Food Tour - UNC Vigil for Farmworker Rights from Coalition of Immokalee Workers on Vimeo. 4 for Fair Food Tour - North Carolina Vigil for Farmworker Justice. Pastor David Mateo, United Church of Chapel Hill: "Today, we are in solidarity with farmworkers, who through the work of their hands have blessed our plates with tomatoes... We will >> Read More
The 4 for Fair Food Tour takes off from Immokalee!

The 4 for Fair Food Tour takes off from Immokalee!

[caption id="attachment_29618" align="aligncenter" width="802"] Members of the Immokalee community stepping off the bus in North Carolina on Saturday morning, during the first day of the 4 for Fair Food Tour.[/caption] The 4 for Fair Food Tour has officially launched and safely arrived in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, ready to join students and local leaders in bringing the Wendy's Boycott to >> Read More
Join the Boot the Braids Challenge on social media as the 4 for Fair Food Tour leaves TODAY!

Join the Boot the Braids Challenge on social media as the 4 for Fair Food Tour leaves TODAY!

From March 1-14, join the #btbchallenge on social media to support the 4 for Fair Food Tour! As you read this, dozens of farmworkers, their children, and allies from Immokalee are preparing to load sleeping bags, colorful flags and banners, and enough supplies for two long weeks on the road onto the tour bus, eager to head out on the >> Read More
PART 3:  Chapel Hill and the “4 for Fair Food” Tour

PART 3: Chapel Hill and the “4 for Fair Food” Tour

[caption id="attachment_27061" align="aligncenter" width="791"] Students from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill march to the on-campus Wendy's as a part of the 2017 "Wendy's, you're failing farmworker women" Student Week of Action[/caption] UNC Chapel Hill students to university leadership:  "... [H]ousing Wendy’s on our campus rewards the fast-food chain for evading responsibility and prioritizing profits over human rights..." PLUS:  >> Read More
PART 2: University of Florida and the “4 for Fair Food” Tour…

PART 2: University of Florida and the “4 for Fair Food” Tour…

[caption id="attachment_25484" align="aligncenter" width="800"] University of Florida students marching on the Reitz Union in 2017, demanding an end to UF's contract with Wendy's.[/caption] Florida Gators, proud of the state's homegrown Fair Food Program, are fighting for University of Florida to kick Wendy's off campus.  Will this be the year that Florida's flagship public university and agricultural school finally demonstrates support >> Read More
THIS WEEK: Student/Farmworker Alliance calls for Valentines to be sent to 4 for Fair Food University leaders!

THIS WEEK: Student/Farmworker Alliance calls for Valentines to be sent to 4 for Fair Food University leaders!

ACTION ALERT: Join Fair Food Nation in calling for "No More Frosty Hearts" from university leaders doing business with Wendy's by sending Valentines this week! This morning, the Student/Farmworker Alliance put out a call to action for not only students, but all members of the #FairFoodNation, to get geared up for the 4 for Fair Food Tour by sending a very >> Read More
“On Common Ground”: CIW, faith leaders come together in NYC for “an extraordinary conversation”…

“On Common Ground”: CIW, faith leaders come together in NYC for “an extraordinary conversation”…

Campaign for Fair Food event in New York brings together theologians, farm labor human rights activists in what by all accounts was a moving evening of reflection... On Monday, January 28, faith allies packed into Wallace Hall at St. Ignatius Loyola Roman Catholic Church on Park Avenue in New York – a dozen or so blocks north and a million >> Read More
PART 1: Ohio State University and the 4 for Fair Food Tour

PART 1: Ohio State University and the 4 for Fair Food Tour

[caption id="attachment_25695" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Ohio State University student fasters at the culmination of their seven-day fast in March 2017.[/caption] On International Women's Day, Ohio State University students will join with farmworkers to march on the president’s office and demand an end to Wendy's contract following years of broken promises by President Michael Drake... Today we bring you the first of >> Read More