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 organize@sfalliance.org to start planning your own.

LIST of actions

Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL
Contact: Lisa, lk16b@my.fsu.edu
Sunday, Oct. 21 - Teach-in
Facebook Event
Saturday, Oct. 27 - Flyering during Wendy’s tailgate

Tampa Bay Fair Food
Tampa, FL
Contact: Tampa Fair Food, tbfairfood@gmail.com
Sunday, October 28 at 1:00 PM - Letter Delivery to Wendy’s (8330 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33604)
Facebook Event

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
Contact: Mia, miashang@live.unc.edu; Bianca, biancao@sfalliance.org
Thursday, Oct. 25 - Gather for rally outside Chancellor Folt’s office at 11:45 and march to Wendy’s at noon
Facebook Event

Ohio State University
Columbus, OH
Contact: Rachael Birri, rachael@sfalliance.org
Wednesday, Oct. 24 - [Dis]orientation
Facebook Event
Thursday, Oct. 25 - Rally outside of President Drake’s office
Facebook Event

University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
Contact: Chispas UF; chispasuf@gmail.com
Thursday, October 25 -

California State University
Long Beach, CA
Contact: Nathan, nkcarbajal@gmail.com
Thursday, Oct. 25 - Foodchains screening and Teach-in

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI
Contact: Kim Daley, kim@sfalliance.org
Monday, Oct. 22 at 6:00 PM- Teach-in (331 Thompson St, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104)
Facebook Event
Friday, Oct. 26 at noon - Rally outside of President Schlissel’s office (2074 Fleming Building Ann Arbor, MI)
Facebook Event

DC Fair Food, George Washington University, Georgetown University and American University
Washington, DC
Contact: Ben, beno@sfalliance.org
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)
Facebook Event

NYC IWW and NYU Food and Racial Equity (FARE) Collective
New York City, NY
Contact: Jeremy, oceanjeremy@gmail.com
Saturday, Oct. 27 at 6:30 PM (650 Broadway, New York, NY)
Facebook Event

Florida Gulf Coast University
Estero, FL
Contact: FGCU SFA, fgcusfa@gmail.com
Saturday, Oct. 27 - Wendy’s Boycott picket at 11 a.m. (8661 Commons Way, Estero)
Facebook Event

Labor-Religion Coalition of the Finger Lakes
Ithaca, NY
Contact: Laurie Konwinski; l.c.konwinski@gmail.com
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.


Houston DSA
Houston, TX
Contact: Sandra, sandracisnerospeeters@gmail.com
Saturday, Oct. 27 - Rally outside of Wendy’s (2007 Durham Dr, Houston, TX 77007)
Facebook Event

Florida International University
Miami, FL
Contact: Students Working for Equal Rights, lopez.jasiel@gmail.com
Monday, Oct. 22 - Teach-in at 4:30 - 7:00 PM (11200 SW 8th St, Miami, Florida 33199)
Facebook Event
Saturday, Oct. 27 - Rally outside of Wendy’s at 3:00 PM (Wendy's, Southwest 107th Avenue, Miami, FL)
Facebook Event

University of California - Irvine and Chapman University
Orange, CA
Contact: Feli, viano101@mail.chapman.edu
Oct. 22-28 - Tabling and teach-ins around the Wendy’s Boycott

Brown University
Providence, RI
Contact: Tali, tali@sfalliance.org
Oct. 24 from 7-9 PM - Artbuild and Teach-in
Oct. 27 at 1:30 PM - Action at Wendy’s at 391 Charles St.