march, 2017

19mar(mar 19)6:00 pm20(mar 20)8:00 pmWelcome CIW to Twin Cities

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Event Details

Join the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and Twin Cities area allies in demanding that Wendy’s make a real, verifiable commitment to guaranteeing respect, dignity and justice for farmworkers. The event includes live music from local and national musicians, Las Palabristas, and more. $10 donation asked at the door to suppor the CIW on their national tour.

Other events while the CIW is in town includes:
March 20, 11am Presentation at the University of Minnesota, Mississippi Room of Coffman

March 20, 1pm Action at Wendy’s at 421 W. Broadway, Minneapolis

#BoycottWendys

CAMPAIGN BACKGROUND:
The 14-day, 12-city Return to Human Rights Tour (March 16-29, 2017) is the longest protest action in the last ten years of the Campaign for Fair Food, joining thousands of consumers in mobilizing for the national Wendy’s Boycott. The boycott, launched by farmworkers last March, has garnered tremendous support from tens of thousands of students, faith leaders, human rights, activists, and consumers of conscience across the country. In spite of the growing pressure, the final fast food holdout has dug in its heels and defended its decision to shift purchases away from Florida’s tomato industry — hailed in the New York Times as the “best working environment in American agriculture” — and towards a Mexican industry, riddled with inhumane working conditions.

This March, the Fair Food Nation will call on Wendy’s to return to the fields of Florida and join the Fair Food Program, where “quality” is defined not simply by the guarantee of tasty fruit, but also by the guarantee of respect and dignity for the women and men that harvest the fruit.

Time

19 (Sunday) 6:00 pm - 20 (Monday) 8:00 pm

Location

CTUL

3715 Chicago Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55407 United States

Organizer

CTUL

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