Farmworkers with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers will be loading into a bus for a 12-day, 14-stop Return to Human Rights Tour across the Midwest and Southeast, spreading the word of the Wendy’s Boycott and strengthening our national movement for justice for all. The tour will culminate in a weekend of action in Columbus, Ohio: March 24 – March 26. (Register for part or all of the weekend here)
Friday, March 24, 3:30 p.m., Vigil for Farmworker Justice: Join us for a powerful vigil at the Wendy’s Headquarters as we welcome the arrival of the CIW tour bus and other regional allies.
Saturday, March 25, World Café: Join us as Summit UMC starting at 9 a.m. for a full day of workshops, speakers, time to connect with regional allies and farmworkers, a dinner, and a concert!
Sunday, March 26, 1 p.m., Parade for Human Rights: This is the headline of the whole tour! Hundreds of national allies and farmworker community members will join all of us locals in a beautiful Parade for Human Rights – marching together with floats, art, and music from Goodale Park, pausing at the Wendy’s restaurant near OSU’s campus, and finishing together on OSU’s South Oval.
Beautiful, powerful vision is also emerging as community members and students have committed to a week-long fast with a presence on OSU’s campus (urging President Drake to finally Boot the Braids and kick Wendy’s off campus) and at Wendy’s HQ in solidarity with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ fight for Fair Food. You can find the full announcement on the Ohio for Fair Food and Farmworker Justice Facebook page.
The 142nd Convention of the Diocese of Southern Ohio passed a resolution, R2016-3, in support of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers Wendy’s boycott on November 12, 2016. You can read the text of the resolution here