Spring Break Opportunity: Stand with Farmworkers in NYC

Summary of Opportunity: 

Where: NYC
Announcement Description:
Join us for a solidarity action with migrant farmworker women and men who are
escalating the national boycott of Wendy’s by undertaking a 5-day “Freedom
Fast” from March 11-15 to demand an end to sexual violence in the fields. The
fast is led by farmworkers with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) who
have created the most successful human rights program in agriculture by
holding major food retailers accountable for workplace violations at the base
of their supply chains. All the major fast-food companies — except Wendy’s
— have joined their Fair Food Program.

So now, allies from across the country are holding Wendy’s accountable! The
Freedom Fast will be outside the hedge fund offices of Wendy’s Board Chairman
Nelson Peltz in New York City and culminate with a massive march and rally
through midtown Manhattan on March 15 at 5:00PM. The fast will demand that
Mr. Peltz use his power to end sexual violence in Wendy’s supply chain by
bringing the fast-food chain into the Fair Food Program. This would be an
unforgettable experience and a rare opportunity to build real, long-lasting
relationships with the people that harvest the food that we eat. Immigrant
rights, women’s rights, and human rights are all farmworker rights and we
hope you join us in our fight for collective liberation.

If you are interested in participating in the fast or the action, please fill
out our form!
To donate, please visit our crowdsourcing page!
If you have any questions or are interested in joining the Core Organizing
team, please email lauren.kim@yale.edu
Website/Links: Form:
Contact Information: Lauren Kim, lauren.kim@yale.edu

Opportunity Type: 
Volunteer Opportunities