Tag: Lucas Benitez

CIW honored with 2016 Leadership Award by James Beard Foundation at moving ceremony in NYC!

[caption id="attachment_24878" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The CIW's Lucas Benitez and Greg Asbed (third from right and far right, respectively) join their fellow Leadership Award honorees, from left, John Boyd Jr (President, National Black Farmers Association), Rep. Jim McGovern (Congressman, Massachusetts), Anna Lappe (Founder, Small Planet Institute), and Raj Patel (author, activist, academic). James Beard Foundation President Susan Ungaro (third from left) >> Read More

New York Times Magazine, Civil Eats take on “Big Food” and the Food Movement…

“Then we found the unlocked door in the castle wall... It was the corporate brand.”As the Wendy's Boycott picks up steam across the country, the CIW and the Campaign for Fair Food took center stage in two timely articles this past week -- one from Michael Pollan in the New York Times Magazine and another from Elizabeth Grossman in Civil Eats -- asking key >> Read More

CIW honored with prestigious 2016 James Beard Leadership Award!

James Beard Foundation recognizes CIW co-founders Greg Asbed, Lucas Benitez, "For their innovative work in forging a new human rights model in the food industry supply chain..."Last week, the James Beard Foundation announced that it is recognizing CIW co-founders Greg Asbed and Lucas Benitez with its 2016 James Beard Annual Leadership Award!  Each year, the Foundation, which resides at the >> Read More
Are you ready?  VT workers’ Milk with Dignity National Day of Action around the corner…

Are you ready? VT workers’ Milk with Dignity National Day of Action around the corner…

[hupso title="Are you ready?  VT workers' #MilkWithDignity June 20th Day of Action around the corner..." url="https://ciw-online.org/blog/2015/06/mwd-around-the-corner/"]Dairy workers, allies gearing up for June 20th Day of Action;Meanwhile, CIW and Worker-driven Social Responsibility take center stage at CGI America in Denver!Even as the season winds down in Immokalee, the ever-expanding Fair Food movement is gearing up for an action-filled summer!  Last week, we shared an exciting report >> Read More
Big news out of Ahold’s shareholder meeting in Amsterdam, with more to come…

Big news out of Ahold’s shareholder meeting in Amsterdam, with more to come…

[hupso title="BIG NEWS out of Ahold's shareholder meeting, with more to come..." url="https://ciw-online.org/blog/2015/04/ahold-big-news/"]   We'll keep this short and sweet for now. As you may remember, last week we posted a report on what was then our upcoming visit to Ahold's annual shareholder meeting in Amsterdam.  Ahold is the Dutch parent company to several major US grocery chains, including northeastern >> Read More

CIW receives Presidential Medal for Extraordinary Efforts in Combatting Modern-Day Slavery at White House Forum!

Sec. Kerry: "This is an extraordinary accomplishment, and reminds all of us not just of the work that we have to do, but that dedicated individuals, like those here with us today from the Coalition, can strike out against injustice, break down barriers, and make a world of difference." Yesterday was a landmark day in the history of CIW's fight for farm labor >> Read More
“This is not a film about oppression, it’s actually a film about transformation”…

“This is not a film about oppression, it’s actually a film about transformation”…

[hupso title="'This is not a film about oppression, it's actually a film about transformation' - @EvaLongoria @Chrislhayes" url="https://ciw-online.org/blog/2014/11/food-chains-media/"]   MSNBC, Washington Post and many, many more national media weigh in on "Food Chains" and the movement for Fair Food! The day has finally arrived, and "Food Chains" hits theaters in major cities around the country today.  Ahead of its release, >> Read More

BREAKING: CIW to receive 2014 Clinton Global Citizen Award!

[hupso title="BREAKING: @ClintonGlobal presents @CIW with Global Citizen Award at #CGI2014" url="https://ciw-online.org/blog/2014/09/clinton-global-breaking/"]   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

“Food Chains” private screenings in San Francisco, LA pack the house with food movement, farmworker organizing luminaries!

[hupso_hide][hupso title=".@FoodChainsFilm priv screenings in SF, LA pack the house!" url="https://ciw-online.org/"] San Francisco press calls film an "incredibly moving documentary"; Dolores Huerta pledges to "joyfully promote the film and the Fair Food campaign"!... [caption id="attachment_19891" align="aligncenter" width="550"] From left to right, Smriti Keshari (producer, "Food Chains"), former US Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, CIW co-founder Lucas Benitez, David Damian Figueroa (MALDEF, >> Read More

Royal Ahold executives sidestep the call for Fair Food — again!

[hupso_hide][hupso title="Ahold sidesteps the call to join the #FairFoodProgram" url="https://ciw-online.org/"] At annual shareholder meeting in Amsterdam, Ahold executives insist CIW representative "speak English" when asking question on behalf of farmworkers, continue to reject "the best workplace monitoring Program in the U.S..." Farmworkers from Immokalee have been knocking on the door of Amsterdam-based Royal Ahold -- the international supermarket corporation that owns >> Read More