DC Fair Food and Three Part Harmony Farm successfully pulled off Washington DC’s first ever “Food Justice Bike Tour & Community Dinner“! About 30 people came out on Father’s Day, June 21st, to show their support for #FoodJusticeDC movement in the District, urban farming and national farmworker organizing. Activists on bikes can travel much faster than … More Report Back & Video – Food Justice Bike Tour
The weekend before Thanksgiving, as we reflected on what we were grateful for, Washington, DC had the opportunity to take a look at our food system. “Food Chains,” a documentary by Sanjay Rawal, premiered across the country on Friday, November 21st with DC being one of several cities welcoming the premiere. “Food Chains” explores the … More Report Back: “Food Chains” Is a Huge Hit in the District!
On October 8, 2014, DC Fair Food hosted a beautiful conglomerate of folks involved with food justice. After watching the documentary “Land and Freedom,” we discussed the intersection of urban agriculture, food justice and sovereignty, and labor rights – among other issues that affect us, no matter where we live. Conversation strayed from the 2014 … More Report Back: “Land and Freedom” Film Screening
“I Believe We Will Win” Youth gather in Immokalee for the 2014 Encuentro…! … More Report Back: #2014Encuentro
On Saturday, March 8th, 30+ members of the Washington DC based Student/Farmworker Alliance Fair Food Chapter, DC Fair Food, traveled 400 miles to attend the Coalition of Immokalee Worker’s Wendy’s Headquarter Action on their 10 day, 10 city Now Is The Time Tour. Upon arriving Saturday afternoon, we were able to celebrate International’s Woman’s Day … More Report Back: Now Is The Time Tour
Report Back On November 16th, DC Fair Food organized 130+ students, allies, concerned consumers from DC, and East Coast supporters to march for the demand on Wendy’s to sign the CIW’s Fair Food Program. We gathered in front of the White House to rally and practice our chants/gritos before marching out to a Wendy’s. We … More REPORT BACK: Wendy’s Founder’s Day March
For months now the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) has been encouraging Wendy’s to join the Fair Food Program and the rest of the Fair Food Nation in the collective fight for farmworker freedom. Wendy’s current CEO, Emil Brolick, was CEO of Taco Bell when they signed with the CIW way back in 2005. Because … More Report Back: Wendy’s Shareholder Action in NYC
We just returned from the March for Rights, Respect and Fair Food! We took a big charter bus down with allies from all over the East Coast to join up with the Student/Farmworker Alliance and Coalition of Immokalee Workers! We joined them just in time for two days of marching and fantastic celebration. Se puede? … More REPORT BACK: March for Rights, Respect and Fair Food!
D.C. Fair Food had a gathering! On November 29th, in the wake of Thanksgiving, D.C. Fair Food had its first official meeting in the District! Want the notes? Shoot us an email to join the listserv! Here are some key next steps as well as things you can do over the holidays to support the … More D.C. Fair Food meeting reportback + winter plans!
D.C. Fair Food took a bus full of students from Georgetown University’s Georgetown Solidarity Committee, Georgetown Washington University’s Progressive Student Union and Students for Fair Trade, and American University’s MEChA group as well as a representative from Washington D.C.’s Union de Trabajadores to Boston for the biggest action the CIW has ever done in the … More Boston Action Reportback!