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“A brilliant model” at work: November 2013 – October 2014

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[hupso title=”.@ClintonGlobal Citizen Award sparks surge of social media about @CIW & #FairFoodProgram…” url=”http://ciw-online.org/blog/2014/09/clinton-twitter/”] Clinton Global Citizen Award sparks surge of social media about @CIW and the #FairFoodProgram… Sunday’s Clinton Global Citizen Award ceremony in New York was a truly unforgettable celebration of the remarkable progress achieved in Florida’s fields through the Fair Food Program.  Over 1,000 people squeezed into the Sheraton ballroom in Times Square for an evening line-up that included the Clinton family, Leonardo DiCaprio, Seth Myers, the Roots, Aloe Blacc, Natalie Merchant and hundreds of leading figures in the world working for social, economic, and environmental justice.  But as amazing as the scene […]

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President Bill Clinton, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton honor CIW with Global Citizen Award!

[hupso title=”NEW POST: @BillClinton, @HillaryClinton honor @CIW with @GlobalCitizen Award” url=”http://ciw-online.org/blog/2014/09/bill-clinton/”] President Bill Clinton calls CIW’s Fair Food Program “the most astonishing thing politically happening in the world we’re living in today” On Sunday, September 21, 2014, President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton honored the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) for “defending the human rights of farmworkers across the United States”. The Global Citizen Award was presented to the CIW by actress and activist Eva Longoria. The CIW received the Award alongside actor Leonardo DiCaprio and Atifete Jahjaga, the President of Kosovo. President Barack Obama will also […]

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The largest climate march in the history of the planet…

[hupso title=”NEW POST: @CIW joins 300k in #PeoplesClimate March!” url=”http://ciw-online.org/blog/2014/09/climate-march/“]  CIW joins over 300,000 in People’s Climate March in advance of Clinton Global Citizen Award ceremony… As we wait for tonight’s Clinton Global Citizen Award ceremony to get underway, here is a quick dispatch from the streets of New York! This afternoon, over a dozen CIW members joined people from all over the globe — New York families, Superstorm Sandy survivors, indigenous groups, Chinese farmworkers, and everyone in between — in what is being called “the largest mobilization against climate change in the history of the planet”  Organizers estimate that a record-breaking 310,000 […]

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Lost in the flood: Two great stories on the FFP get left behind in deluge of big news…

[hupso title=”MUST READ: Two great stories on #FairFoodProgram from @SarasotaMagazin & @FoodChainsFilm” url=”http://ciw-online.org/blog/2014/09/lost-in-flood”] With all the recent news surrounding the Clinton Global Citizen Award and the fast-approaching release of “Food Chains,” some stories just get lost in the flood.  However, two such stories from recent days were too good leave behind forever, so we thought we’d take advantage of this brief break in the action to reach back a couple of weeks and share them with you today. First up is a beautifully written reflection by the Editor of the Sarasota Magazine that brought you last month’s must-read article, “Fairness in the Fields: A Sarasota Organization […]

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From the director’s chair: An update on the film “Food Chains”…

[hupso title=”NEW POST: Find out how YOU can bring @FoodChainsFilm to your community!” url=”http://ciw-online.org/blog/2014/09/food-chains-tugg/”]   See how you can organize to bring the film to your city, school, or place of worship this fall! As many readers of this site already know, the documentary Food Chains, which chronicles the CIW’s battle for Fair Food and the issue of farm labor exploitation around the country, will be opening in theaters nationwide on November 21st.  What does that mean, exactly?  Will you be able to go to your local cineplex to see Food Chains?  Will it be available on cable and iTunes and other […]

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Clinton Global Citizen award makes the headlines…

[hupso title=”Short title” url=”the URL”] From Food Chains director Sanjay Rawal, in the Ft. Myers News-Press: “It begs this question of companies like Publix, Ahold, Kroger and Wendy’s: When hundreds of CEOs, heads of state and thought leaders are gathered to [honor the CIW and the Fair Food Program], why are you so stubbornly against progress in America’s fields?” News of the Clinton Global Initiative’s selection of the CIW to receive the 2014 Global Citizen Award — to be presented this coming Sunday at a gala ceremony in New York City — made the headlines far and wide this past weekend. […]

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BREAKING: CIW to receive 2014 Clinton Global Citizen Award!

[hupso title=”BREAKING: @ClintonGlobal presents @CIW with Global Citizen Award at #CGI2014″ url=”http://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 Bill Clinton’s call to action by honoring outstanding individuals who exemplify global citizenship through their vision and leadership. These citizens have proven that diverse sectors of society can work together successfully to devise solutions that effect positive, lasting social change. Nominated […]

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“I believe that we will win!” Youth gather in Immokalee for 2014 Encuentro…

[hupso title=”NEW POST: I believe that we will win! #Encuentro2014 smashing success! #BootTheBraids @FoodChainsFilm ” url=”http://bit.ly/1qEFLqb”]  Boot the Braids, Food Chains documentary make #Encuentro2014 a smashing success… This past weekend, 70 students and youth from across the United States rolled into Immokalee for the Student / Farmworker Alliance’s annual Encuentro.  As always, these young leaders came to learn about the fifteen-year history of students and youth taking action with Florida farmworkers, and to write their own chapter in that extraordinary history by laying the groundwork for the season to come in the Campaign for Fair Food. Throughout the weekend, SFA’s core Fair Food activists […]

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Better late than never… A Labor Day action report from the Publix AND Wendy’s fronts!

[hupso title=”Better late than never… A Labor Day action report from the @Publix and @Wendys fronts!” url=”http://ciw-online.org/blog/2014/09/labor-day/”] After a relatively quiet summer — punctuated, of course, by some great protests around the country — the Fair Food Nation marked the end of the season with two gorgeous, creative actions for Labor Day (yes, we know Labor Day was last weekend, but we had a busy week this past week!).  Instead of heading to the beach, farmworkers and allies packed their cars with brightly colored artwork and bullhorns, determined to celebrate the true meaning of Labor Day by recognizing the invaluable contribution of the men and women who work hard […]

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Entertainment Weekly gives “Food Chains” a plug, runs exciting new trailer!

[hupso_hide][hupso title=”Short title” url=”the URL”]   Countdown begins to big Thanksgiving Week release… Entertainment Weekly ran a piece yesterday in its “Inside Movies” column plugging the documentary “Food Chains” — the film featuring the Campaign for Fair Food as a long-sought solution to the exploitation and abuse of this country’s farmworkers — highlighting the stars who contributed to the film, and reminding readers of its fast-approaching Thanksgiving Week release date.   Here’s the report, entitled “Eva Longoria explores ‘Food Chains’ in new documentary from ‘Fast Food Nation’ writer,”: As executive producer Eva Longoria points out in her new documentary Food Chains, […]

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