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Four Freedoms Award

A good couple of days for Fair Food…

[hupso title=”.@CIW at #FourFreedoms Ceremony: Hope that a better world, a more human world, was in fact possible…” url=”″] “Hope that a better world, a more humane world, was in fact possible…” Four Freedoms Medal ceremony, massive Wendy’s protest, highlight week full of momentum in movement for Fair Food! “Somewhere we have heard that the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice… Today, for the first time in the history of the south, this dream is coming true for farmworkers in Florida’s agriculture.  For the first time, we have a place at the table. In our […]

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It’s been an action-packed few days in New York City!

[hupso_hide][hupso title=”.@CIW honored in #NYC with #FourFreedoms award & 100+ turn out at @Wendys action!” url=”″] CIW honored in historic St. James Episcopal Church with Freedom from Want medal; 100+ turn out at New York Wendy’s action! It has been a whirlwind of activity these past couple of days in New York — such a whirlwind, in fact, that we have not had a free moment to share an update on all of the exciting things happening!  Rest assured, however, that we will send along a full update as soon as possible, with a complete report on both the stirring Four Freedoms […]

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Willie Nelson, fellow Farm Aid artists, congratulate CIW on Roosevelt Four Freedoms Award!

[hupso_hide][hupso title=”.@willienelson, @FarmAid congratulate @CIW on Freedom from Want Medal!” url=”″] Note underscores common vision of a just agricultural system “which benefits workers, as well as farmers and eaters — in other words, all of us.”   Country legend and longtime food justice activist Willie Nelson wrote to the CIW last month with a powerful message of solidarity prompted by the announcement of the CIW’s selection to receive the 2013 Roosevelt Freedom from Want Medal.  He wrote in his capacity as President of Farm Aid, the organization launched in the wake of the historic 1985 Farm Aid concert and dedicated to […]

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