Earlier this summer, caving to pressure generated by the Fair Food movement’s national boycott, Wendy’s announced its decision to move the vast majority of its tomato purchasing away from Mexican to U.S. and Canadian greenhouses. Contrary to the misinformation released by Wendy's, including the claim of the"inherent benefits of safe, indoor working conditions" in greenhouse operations, this shift is nothing more than another PR ploy to deceive consumers. We are mobilizing our campuses and communities to pull back the curtain on Wendy’s shameful façade of social responsibility and expose the truth behind the tomato that tops a Dave’s Single.
And, inspired by the CIW’s brilliant tradition of using popular education and theater as a tool to organize, agitate and raise consciousness, we’re inviting SFAers to include a theater skit about the Wendy’s Boycott as part of their action!
Join an action happening near you or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to start planning your own.
LIST of actions
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
Contact: Mia, email@example.com; Bianca, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, Oct. 25 - Gather for rally outside Chancellor Folt’s office at 11:45 and march to Wendy’s at noon
Ohio State University
Contact: Rachael Birri, email@example.com
Wednesday, Oct. 24 - [Dis]orientation
Thursday, Oct. 25 - Rally outside of President Drake’s office
University of Florida
Contact: Chispas UF; firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, October 25 -
California State University
Long Beach, CA
Contact: Nathan, email@example.com
Thursday, Oct. 25 - Foodchains screening and Teach-in
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI
Contact: Kim Daley, firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, Oct. 22 at 6:00 PM- Teach-in (331 Thompson St, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104)
Friday, Oct. 26 at noon - Rally outside of President Schlissel’s office (2074 Fleming Building Ann Arbor, MI)
DC Fair Food, George Washington University, Georgetown University and American University
Contact: Ben, email@example.com
Saturday, Oct. 27 - Gather for Boycott Wendy’s march at noon near Columbia Heights Metro stop and march to Wendy’s (3900 Georgia Ave NW, Washington)
Labor-Religion Coalition of the Finger Lakes
Contact: Laurie Konwinski; firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, Oct. 25- Letter delivery to Wendy’s (meet at 324 W Buffalo StIthaca, NY 14850)
Here are three ways YOU can participate:
1. Hit the streets — Organize a creative action at your local Wendy’s or on your campus, and perform a theater piece to amplify your message!
2. Educate your community about the boycott — Plan a “teach-in” about the fight for Fair Food or invite a farmworker leader of the CIW and an SFA member to give a presentation on your campus! You could also test run your teatro skills at the event.
3. Share on social media — As Wendy’s trolls the Internet with snarky comebacks and cheap deal promotions, let's put the fast-food giant’s dirt on blast by posting your action online using #BoycottWendys! Oh, and don’t forget to @Wendys.
Florida International University
Contact: Students Working for Equal Rights, email@example.com
Monday, Oct. 22 - Teach-in at 4:30 - 7:00 PM (11200 SW 8th St, Miami, Florida 33199)
Saturday, Oct. 27 - Rally outside of Wendy’s at 3:00 PM (Wendy's, Southwest 107th Avenue, Miami, FL)
University of California - Irvine and Chapman University
Contact: Feli, firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct. 22-28 - Tabling and teach-ins around the Wendy’s Boycott
Contact: Tali, email@example.com
Oct. 24 from 7-9 PM - Artbuild and Teach-in
Oct. 27 at 1:30 PM - Action at Wendy’s at 391 Charles St.