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Roll on! University of Notre Dame, Georgetown University, John Carroll University to join national student fast…

Students at several of country’s largest Catholic universities unite to announce series of rolling 48-hour fasts throughout this week! PLUS:  Read the reflections of Vanderbilt, Tampa Bay, Ohio State students as they come together with CIW members to discuss the groundbreaking fast for farmworker justice…It’s going to be another big week of news from the student organizing front this week, as a growing wave of student activism in support of the Wendy’s Boycott — set in motion by the weeklong student fast on the campus of Ohio State University last month — continues to roll out to universities across the nation.Today, we bring you breaking news from the campuses of three of the country’s […]

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As rolling student fast enters second month, Vanderbilt students answer the call loud and clear!

Like Tampa area fast, Vanderbilt action snowballs, doubles within days of launch and catches the attention of University administration, local media…Following yesterday’s exciting news of the series of 3-day fasts rolling through university campuses in the Tampa Bay region — and of the critical call to action from students at OSU — we have yet another inspiring update today, this time from the parallel student action taking place in Nashville at Vanderbilt University!  But first… A call to action to support OSU student leaders!Quickly, before we jump into the action in Tennessee, we want to remind everyone that makes up the vast Fair […]

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PHOTO REPORT: Nationwide student fast keeps rolling!

New College, Valencia College students break five-day fast, vow to continue the Campaign:  “This University will continue to fight for the rights of farmworkers, and for all human rights”…Students at Vanderbilt, University of Tampa, Eckerd College and University of South Florida take up the torch as national rolling student fast for farmworker justice continues!After five long days of fasting — an act that inspired more than 80 of their fellow New College students, as well as college President Donal O’Shea, to fast alongside them — five students from New College of Florida and Valencia College broke bread with farmworkers from Immokalee on Good Friday following a picket […]

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“Keep your word! Cut the contract with Wendy’s!” OSU students take demands to Board of Trustees meeting!

PLUS: Students at New College of Florida begin five-day fast in solidarity with OSU’s Boot the Braids campaign!Last month, farmworkers from Immokalee and hundreds of allies converged on Columbus, Ohio, for a major mobilization and parade at the peak of the Return to Human Rights Tour, just as 19 students and alumni of OSU broke a 7-day fast for farmworker justice:But although the fast ended that day, students at OSU — and across the country — were in fact just getting started.  Just a day after last week’s reflection on this website on the relationship between Ohio State University and the Wendy’s Corporation, OSU’s President Michael Drake […]

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OSU and Wendy’s: Taking stock of a troubled relationship…

Or if you prefer your proverbs biblical, “Do not be deceived: Bad company corrupts good character.” (1 Corinthians, 15:33)After Wendy’s latest public relations play, OSU administration must decide how far it will allow its fast-food partner to drag a proud university down into the mud…Benjamin Franklin’s Poor Richard’s Almanac is generally credited with popularizing the colorful aphorism, “He that lieth down with the dogs shall rise up with fleas.”  It is an age old proverb that is widely understood to mean that one should choose carefully the company one keeps, lest the sins of your associates become your own in the eyes of the public.And in the wake of the most recent […]

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A Tampa Twofer! Return to Human Rights Tour wraps up with a huge march, rally at Tampa Wendy’s, Publix…

Nearly 300 exuberant Fair Food supporters turn out to welcome the Return to Human Rights Tour back to Florida with a rocking rally and march through Tampa!Now that is what we call a warm, down-home welcome:More than two weeks after embarking on an odyssey that would ultimately cover 14 states and over 2,000 miles, the Return to Human Rights Tour crew was given a heroes’ welcome by nearly 300 of their closest friends in Tampa on Wednesday, including a massive march (above) from a Publix store to a Wendy’s restaurant, a joyous rally looking to a future of an ever more […]

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VIDEO: The Return to Human Rights Tour returns to Florida and a huge final march and rally at Tampa Wendy’s, Publix!

Farmworkers, students, religious leaders, union members and everyday consumers let Wendy’s, Publix know that the fight for Fair Food only grows stronger the longer they hold out…Yesterday, in the final action of the 14-day, 14-city Return to Human Rights Tour, nearly 300 Floridians converged in Tampa, Florida, to welcome the Coalition of Immokalee Workers home with a massive rally and march from the Publix Greenwise store on Azeele St. to the highly-trafficked Wendy’s restaurant on Kennedy Blvd.  The video above gives you a brief window into what was a truly joyful, vibrant celebration of human rights and the Fair Food movement.And there is still much […]

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Media round-up! From Columbus to Tampa, talk of Wendy’s Boycott spreading like wildfire…

… But before we get to the links, first we need your help with a snap action to support OSU student fasters:  Sign and share Student/Farmwoker Alliance’s petition for OSU President Drake this morning!Between the Return to Human Rights Tour’s fast-paced progress through the South and Midwest, and the weeklong fast for farmworker justice of 19 students at the Ohio State University, the spotlight of local press has been closely tracking the Fair Food movement!Today, we want to bring you a quick round-up of the latest coverage of the tour — documenting both some of the action from this past week, and also what’s […]

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National religious leaders stand with the OSU fasters: “The student fast taking place at OSU is an inspiring act of solidarity…”

Declarations of support for student fasters at OSU flood in as fast enters Day 4: National Farm Worker Ministry, T’ruah, Unitarian Universalist Service Committee send blistering statements to Wendy’s, OSU administration;CIW welcomed back to Chicago on Return to Human Rights Tour!We begin with an update on the progress of the 19 courageous OSU student fasters, who today cross the halfway mark of their weeklong fast calling on the university to cut its contract with Wendy’s unless the fast food giant joins the Fair Food Program.On Wednesday, the fasters woke up to a significant drop in temperatures, making life in their encampment outside OSU’s Bricker Hall still more […]

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TODAY: 19 students from Ohio State University, community members from Columbus launch weeklong fast!

Student/Farmworker Alliance:  OSU students, Columbus community launch national call for solidarity as they begin weeklong fast to Boot the Braids!Earlier this month, we shared a breaking announcement of a major escalation in the Wendy’s Boycott:  Students from The Ohio State University and community members from across Columbus declared that they would launch a weeklong fast in the lead up to the Parade for Fair Food on March 26th.Today, those dedicated students and allies are launching their fast, and in so doing they are launching perhaps the most powerful action to date in the national Wendy’s boycott.  These 19 fasters will be bringing the demand for […]

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