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A Year to Dine with Dignity: May 2009 – August 2010

Pressure on supermarket giant Ahold goes bi-continental

Dutch Fair Food allies in Amsterdam rallied last week outside an Ahold-owned supermarket in the heart of the city at the start of a march on Ahold’s corporate headquarters. The marchers demanded that the supermarket giant join in partnership with the CIW to improve farmworker wages and working conditions. Above, the protesters are led by the inimitable Reverend Billy (right, with bullhorn), visiting Amsterdam from the US for the premier of a major new musical based on his life’s work calling for ethical consumerism. Pressure on supermarket giant Ahold goes bi-continental, with same-day actions in Amsterdam and New Amsterdam (well, […]

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Modern-Day Slavery Museum Northeast Tour Days Twelve and Thirteen, New England

After a powerful Day Eleven of bi-continental Ahold actions, the tour crew continued its blitz through New England, making four stops in just two days.

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Manhattan hosts the Modern-Day Slavery Museum!

Check out the photo report from Days Eight, Nine & Ten in New York City…

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Modern-Day Slavery Museum Northeast Tour Day Eleven, Aug. 6, 2010 Quincy, MA & Amsterdam

Day Eleven of the Northeast Tour was a clear departure from previous days, distinguished by two inspiring actions that ratcheted up pressure on supermarket giant Ahold on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Modern-Day Slavery Museum Northeast Tour Days Eight, Nine and Ten, New York City

To kick off Week Two of the tour, the Modern-Day Slavery Museum spent three very busy days in New York, a Northern city heavily implicated in the history of chattel slavery.

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Modern-Day Slavery Museum rolls into the Garden State!

View the photo report from Days Six & Seven in New Jersey… To round out the first week of its Northeast Tour, the Modern-Day Slavery Museum spent two days in two different New Jersey cities, a state that is itself no stranger to migrant farmworkers and fruit and vegetable truck farms. And as throughout the tour, consumers in Princeton and Paterson (including the family above), continue to show their support for the Campaign for Fair Food by signing postcards that will soon be delivered to Stop & Shop corporate headquarters in Quincy, MA. Click here to see the photo report […]

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Modern-Day Slavery Museum visits Philly!

Video short with reactions by museum goers from Philadelphia. Don’t miss the photo report from Days Three, Four & Five in the City of Brotherly Love… The CIW’s Modern-Day Slavery Museum spent two hot days on Philadelphia’s historic Independence Mall last week, providing an opportunity to reflect on the themes of freedom and bondage throughout American history. In addition to drawing notice from hundreds of tourists and passers-by, the museum also garnered the attention of Philly’s news media, including coverage by the local NPR affiliate, “Traveling exhibit spotlights agricultural slavery” (WHYY, 7/29/10). Click here to see the photo report from […]

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Modern-Day Slavery Museum Northeast Tour, Days Six and Seven, Princeton and Paterson, NJ

To round out the first week of its Northeast Tour, the Modern-Day Slavery Museum departed Pennsylvania for its neighbor to the east, New Jersey.

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Modern-Day Slavery Museum Northeast Tour, Days 3-5, Philadelphia, PA

After successful stops in Charlottesville, VA and Washington, DC, the Florida Modern-Day Slavery Museum spent two and a half days in Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, and one-time capital of the United States.

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The Nation’s Capital hosts the Modern-Day Slavery Museum… Again!

Video short with reactions by museum goers from Washington, DC, and Charlottesville, VA Check out the photo report from Day Two in Washington, DC… Last time the CIW’s Modern-Day Slavery Museum was in DC, it stood shoulder to shoulder with the country’s most august museums on the National Mall. This time, we left the monuments for the slightly more down to earth surroundings of DC’s Dupont Circle neighborhood and the Church of the Pilgrims, who kindly hosted the museum on its second stop along the Northeast Tour. You can find also the report from Day One in Charlottesville, VA, by […]

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