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Maria Solis Kennedy
OSU Student/Farmworker Alliance
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25 Ohio State University students, alumni, neighborhood members launch sit-in inside of President Drake’s workplace demanding OSU finish its organization partnership with Wendy’s more than quick meals giant’s refusal to join Fair Meals Plan
Peaceful student-led sit-in starts the day just before much more than 800 farmworkers, students, and allies from across the nation march on President Drake’s workplace on International Women’s Day calling for OSU to reduce its contract with Wendy’s till it joins the Fair Meals Plan
COLUMBUS, OH – On March 7 at three:15 PM, 25 members of the Ohio State University neighborhood which includes undergraduate and graduate students, employees , and alumni entered Bricker Hall and started a sit-in outdoors of President Drake’s workplace to demand OSU finish its organization partnership with the quick meals giant Wendy’s. The sit-in is the newest escalation of the years-extended, student-led “Boot the Braids” campaign to take away Wendy’s from campus for the duration of which students have fasted, and marched, in protest of the truth that Wendy’s refuses to safeguard farmworker human rights by joining the CIW’s Presidential Medal-winning Fair Meals Plan.
Students and other sit-in participants have pledged to stay outdoors of President Drake’s workplace inside Bricker Hall till four:00 PM on International Women’s Day, Friday, March eight when the 800+ individual March for Farmworker Justice arrives outdoors of the constructing. “Just months ago, President Drake declared that he desires to be ‘a national leader in stopping and responding to sexual misconduct’. However, he refuses to reduce ties with Wendy’s, which has rejected and undermined the nation’s top resolution to sexual violence in U.S. agriculture: The Fair Meals Plan.” Said Rachael Birri, a Junior at OSU who joined the sit-in. “We are sitting in due to the fact we can’t enable our college to be complicit in sexual harassment and assault of farmworker females. We will not cease fighting till OSU cuts its contract with Wendy’s.”
WHO: 25 members of the Ohio State University neighborhood in solidarity with farmworkers with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers
WHAT: A peaceful sit-in to to finish exploitation and abuse of farmworkers in Wendy’s provide chain
WHY: OSU neighborhood members join the Coalition of Immokalee Workers by calling on OSU to reduce its contract with Wendy’s as extended as the corporation refuses to join the Presidential Award-winning Fair Meals Plan, which guarantees an finish to exploitation of farmworkers on participating farms in Wendy’s provide chains.
Exactly where: Inside Bricker Hall, the place of President Drake’s workplace
WHEN: Thursday, March 7 at three PM till the march arrives on Friday, March 8th, at four:00 PM
The Fair Meals Plan was named a single of the major 15 “most essential social-influence stories of the previous century,” in the Harvard Enterprise Assessment and was known as “the finest workplace monitoring plan in the U.S.” on the front web page of the New York Occasions. The Plan has harnessed the acquiring energy of much more than a dozen of the world’s biggest retail meals firms, which includes quick meals chains such as McDonald’s and Burger King, to finish decades of sexual assault, forced labor, and other human rights abuses on participating farms.
Alliance for Fair Meals