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November 12, 2017

Coalition of Immokalee Workers in New York City

Coalition of Immokalee Workers in New York City

9:30am - 3:30pm / 106-Social Hall

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers, a Florida-based farmworker human rights organizations, has struggled alongside people of faith, students, and consumers for the past 20 years to hold major food retailers to account for abusive conditions in their supply chain. The CIW is in New York City this November 9-20 to advance their "Harvest without Violence" campaign to end sexual violence in the Wendy's supply chain. The CIW will be joining us at Middle Church on Sunday, November 12.

Events at Middle Church:
—CIW will join us at 9:30 and 11:45 for morning worship
—Representatives will lead a "Harvest Without Violence" dialogue during BIBLE in the Middle 
—A reading of "Si Se Puede" by Diana Cohn, and presentation at the Children's Multicultural Book Fair

Beyond Middle:
—Mobile exhibit at St. Mark's Church in-the-Bower (131 E 10th St, NY, NY) on Sunday, Nov. 19, 9 AM-6 PM
—Harvest without Violence: March from Wendy's to the offices of Board Chair Nelson Peltz on Monday, Nov. 20, gathering at 5:30 PM in Wendy's at 714 3rd Ave

Full schedule of events here.

About the Boycott Wendy's Campaign:
Wendy's is the only major fast food chain that still refuses to join the Fair Food Program. Instead of joining, the company shifted its tomato purchases away from Fair Food Program farms in Florida to Mexico, where sexual violence and other human rights abuses are endemic and go unchecked. Read more here.

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