Saturday, March 10
Procession to Publix Headquarters & Culmination of Fast
Procession to Publix Headquarters
gather at Publix, 3636 Harden Blvd, Lakeland
Farmworkers will lead a solemn, three-mile procession from the Harden Blvd location to the fast site (Publix Headquarters), evoking traditions of peaceful nonviolent action in the United States and recounting the unique, nearly two-decade history of the CIW and the Campaign for Fair Food through large displays as part of a vivid, living timeline.
Ceremony to End the Fast
Publix Corporate Headquarters,
3300 Publix Corporate Pkwy, Lakeland, FL (Airport Rd. entrance)
Join farmworkers, Kerry Kennedy (President, RFK Center for Justice & Human Rights), Reverend Michael Livingston (former president of the National Council of Churches and current director of the NCC's Poverty Initiative), José José (widely regarded one of the most important Latin American singers of the late 20th century), clergy, students, and consumers from Lakeland, across Florida and beyond for a demonstrative procession and ceremony to cap off a 6-day fast insisting that Publix – Florida's largest corporation – finally recognize the humanity of the workers who pick its tomatoes and join the CIW’s Fair Food Program.
Shuttle AND PARKING Information
We encourage you to arrive between 11:30 and 11:45pm at the Fast site (Publix Corporate Headquarters). Shuttles will be provided to the start of the procession between 11:30 and 11:45.
For those unable to gather at Publix Corporate Headquarters, shuttles will be available to transport participants back to gathering site immediately following the ceremony to end the fast.
Please call Brigitte at 239-986-0688 or Meghan at 239-503-1533 if you have any questions.