"Boot the Braids" Food Chains Tour

Seven major Wendy's universities on the docket for two-week trek through Midwest, Northeast

A team of SFAers will join CIW member, Julia de la Cruz, on a two-week screening tour of cities and campuses throughout the Midwest and Northeast. Over the past month, students at Wendy's schools from Ohio State to Rutgers to the University of Michigan have been laying the groundwork for presentations, administration meetings, student gatherings, delegations, actions, and — of course — Food Chains screenings in preparation for the arrival of the Immokalee caravan.

This month's tour keeps "Boot the Braids" front and center as the Wendy's campaign surges forward two years after launch. 

Over the next two weeks, SFA and CIW will be building and strengthening a base of student power, meeting and reuniting with campus communities who are organized, strategic, and relentless in their demand for Fair Food at Wendy's. As this foundation is fortified, Boot the Braids is poised to continue escalating and — with the full-fledged backing of CIW and more than a decade of history attesting to the efficacy of student organizing in the Campaign for Fair Food — transform the face of the Wendy's campaign campus by campus.

Check out the list of public events below, and come back soon as we continue to update the details. Don't forget to follow us on social media for #BootTheBraids updates from the road, and be sure to return here to the SFA site for regular check-ins as we make our way around the country.

TOUR Schedule

Tuesday, February 3

6:30 PM
Food Chains screening and talkback  
University of Louisville
Floyd Theater (3rd floor of the Student Activities Center)
2100 S. Floyd St; Louisville, KY
Facebook event

Thursday, February 5

6:00 PM
Food Chains screening and talkback
University of Michigan
Blau Auditorium (Ross School of Business)
701 Tappan St; Ann Arbor, MI
Facebook event

Saturday, February 7

7:00 PM
Food Chains screening and talkback
Theater at Marygrove College
8425 W McNichols Rd; Detroit, MI
Facebook event

Monday, February 9

6:00 PM
Food Chains screening and talkback
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
800 S Halsted St; Chicago, IL
Facebook event

 ~ 8:00 PM (Immediately following talkback)
Wendy's Vigil at University of Illinois - Chicago
Gather at Hull-House Museum, procession to Wendy's

Wednesday, February 11

Food Chains screening and talkback
SUNY-Stony Brook
Time and location TBA

Friday, February 13

6:00 PM
Food Chains screening and talkback
Church of the Advocate
1801 W. Diamond St; Philadelphia, PA
Facebook Event
 

Wednesday, February 4

7:00 PM
Food Chains screening and talkback
Ohio State University
University Baptist Church
50 W Lane Ave; Columbus, OH
Facebook event

Friday, February 6

12:00 PM
Wendy's Protest
University of Michigan
Gather at the Diag, march to the League
Ann Arbor, MI
Facebook event

Sunday, February 8

5:30 PM
Proyección y discusión de Food Chains en español
La Catrina Cafe
1011 W 18th Street; Chicago, IL
Facebook event

Tuesday, February 10

4:30 PM
Food Chains screening and talkback
Wilson 102 at Brown University
Providence, RI

Community dialogue
Providence, RI
Time and location TBA


Thursday, February 12

7:00 PM
Food Chains screening and talkback
Rutgers University
AAUP-AFT Office
11 Stone Street; New Brunswick, NJ
Facebook Event