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Farmworker Awareness Week highlights Fair Food Program at Compass Group locations across the nation!

Farmworker Awareness Week highlights Fair Food Program at Compass Group locations across the nation!

We support farmworkers by buying produce from farms that commit to a Code of Conduct, ensuring fairer and safer working conditions. #Icareaboutfair pic.twitter.com/j7KOecfaUw — WSU Dining (@WSU__Dining) March 27, 2019 This week, in honor of Farmworker Awareness Week, college campuses, restaurants, healthcare facilities, and many other partners of Compass Group USA were flooded with beautiful new graphics about the Fair >> Read More
ACTION ALERT: Student/Farmworker Alliance declares “Wendy’s, We Won’t Yield!” National Day of Action, April 18!

ACTION ALERT: Student/Farmworker Alliance declares “Wendy’s, We Won’t Yield!” National Day of Action, April 18!

[caption id="attachment_29971" align="alignright" width="800"] Students at the University of Florida turn up the volume on President Fuchs to cut the university's contract with Wendy's during the 4 for Fair Food Tour in March 2019.[/caption] Students to shine a light on Wendy’s disturbing human rights record with banner drops on campuses and cities across the country… On the heels of this >> Read More
BREAKING: Florida Atlantic University Student Government joins UM, UF in unanimously approving resolution to boot Wendy’s from campus!

BREAKING: Florida Atlantic University Student Government joins UM, UF in unanimously approving resolution to boot Wendy’s from campus!

[caption id="attachment_30049" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Florida Atlantic University students gather for a photo before delivering a letter to FAU President John Kelly in 2017 calling on the university to cut its contract with Wendy's. The students' continued organizing resulted in the FAU student government voting unanimously to pass a resolution in support of the "Boot the Braids" campaign demands last week.[/caption] >> Read More
A truly GRAND finale!…

A truly GRAND finale!…

Massive march on final day of 4 for Fair Food Tour swamps "The Swamp" in Gainesville with farmworkers, students, Fair Food activists calling on UF President Kent Fuchs to "Boot the Braids" from Florida's flagship university until Wendy's joins the Fair Food Program! Editorial published in the UF student paper, The Alligator, on the day of the march: "Hopefully, Wendy's will soon >> Read More
20th century Civil Rights movement and 21st century Human Rights movement come together as Fair Food tour lands in Atlanta!

20th century Civil Rights movement and 21st century Human Rights movement come together as Fair Food tour lands in Atlanta!

[caption id="attachment_29877" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Charles Black, former chairman of the Atlanta student movement and longtime activist for universal human rights, hugs the CIW's Mercedes Gomez, a remarkable young activist in her own right from Immokalee, following Monday's Wendy's protest in Atlanta.  The former and current student leaders engaged in an animated conversation on Mr. Black's experience studying under Dr. Martin >> Read More
Alyssa Milano pens Women’s History Month Op/ed: “Immokalee workers’ laser focus on power is a lesson for us all, as we stand up and declare Time’s Up on sexual harassment and assault…”

Alyssa Milano pens Women’s History Month Op/ed: “Immokalee workers’ laser focus on power is a lesson for us all, as we stand up and declare Time’s Up on sexual harassment and assault…”

"When women look back on their history fifty years from now, the Fair Food Program will be a chapter in that history.  But we all need to take a page from the Immokalee workers’ book across all work environments, including and starting with the entertainment industry.  We can eradicate sexual harassment and violence for the next generation.  All we have >> Read More
Fair Food Nation comes together to celebrate International Women’s Day in style with massive march demanding Ohio State University “Boot the Braids”!

Fair Food Nation comes together to celebrate International Women’s Day in style with massive march demanding Ohio State University “Boot the Braids”!

International Women's Day has long been a highlight in the Campaign for Fair Food's annual organizing calendar.  Year after year after year, workers from Immokalee and their Fair Food allies have marked March 8th with creative and deeply moving reflections and actions.  2019 would prove to be no exception.  Again this year, a new chapter was added to that growing >> Read More
BREAKING: Students descend on OSU President Drake’s office, launch sit-in on eve of International Women’s Day

BREAKING: Students descend on OSU President Drake’s office, launch sit-in on eve of International Women’s Day

Rachel Birri, OSU Junior: "Today, as Ohio State students, we continue to be ashamed of how this University acts.  But we are so proud of ourselves and of our communities in the way we are able to fight for justice, in the way we will not give up, in the way we will make sure that farmworker voices are heard >> Read More
“This message is for all of the university administrations: We are tired of excuses!  We want justice!”

“This message is for all of the university administrations: We are tired of excuses! We want justice!”

Colorful, joyous March for Farmworker Justice overtakes the streets of Carrboro, Chapel Hill! On Tuesday afternoon, nearly 250 people gathered across from the much-beloved Weaver St. Market in Carrboro, North Carolina, for the March for Farmworker Justice to the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, demanding that UNC Interim Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz cut the university's contract with Wendy's.  As >> Read More