I can't believe time has gone by so quick now that I think that the Fast for Fair Food was last year. That was first CIW event/action I ever went to. It was the first time I heard Son Jarocho (or Musica de cuerdas) and little did I know at that point how those CIW members on the stage and the host of amazing people supporting in different ways would change my life. I look back at the pictures and I didn't know anyone. Now a couple months later, the very special people who live in Immokalee have a very warm place in my heart. Another thought- 2008 I was skipping class to go to an Obama rally now 2013 im ditching school to go to a 2 week CIW march! I like the trajectory my life has taken. Here are some throwbacks from the Fast for Fair Food. Its been about a year and we are still asking Publix for the same thing: Recognize Farmworker Humanity- Sign on to the Fair Food Program.
You can also check out what March for Rights, Respect and Fair Food is about here. Like it reads on the FB page "We will march to mark the progress we have made since the turn of the new millennium, progress culminating in the historic changes underway today thanks to the Fair Food Program. We will march to underscore the hard work that remains to be done as supermarket industry leaders -- chief among them Publix -- continue to undermine that progress and deny their responsibility to do their part to end decades of farmworker poverty and degradation."