OSU student fast builds in Columbus as Return to Human Rights Tour hits Madison, Wisconsin!

As the days count down to the culminating Parade for Human Rights in downtown Columbus this Sunday, March 26, we bring you exciting updates from two fronts in the growing Wendy’s Boycott!

First, the campus of The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH, the focal point of students’ national Boot the Braids campaign as the student-led fast there enters Day 3. With the support of people across the SFA network mounting, 19 students continue their sacrifice to hold the university to its original promise, now broken — to end the university’s lease with Wendy’s should the corporation not satisfy the concerns of the OSU Student/Farmworker Alliance. The students’ request is simple: that Wendy’s join the CIW’s Fair Food Program, the gold standard for the protection of farmworkers’ human rights in the food industry today.

On the second front in Madison, Wisconsin, the sixth stop on the Return to Human Rights Tour, Boycott Wendy’s demonstrations continue to pave the way for the tour’s convergence with the student fast in just a few short days when the Immokalee crew reaches Ohio this weekend.

The CIW’s website has the full report from the ground in Columbus, and features photos from the tour’s musical stop in Madison – hop over to take a look!

Tomorrow, we’ll bring you more from both fronts – up next, the Windy City!