Starting today (Friday, 11/10), the Harvest without Violence Campaign hits New York City!


Starting today, Friday, November 10, and continuing through Nov. 20th, the CIW’s new “Harvest without Violence” mobile exhibit is hitting the Big Apple! 

After weeks with no response to the CIW Women’s Group’s powerful letter to Wendy’s Board Chairman Nelson Peltz, farmworkers and their consumer allies are taking the fight to end sexual violence in the fields straight to Mr. Peltz’s doorstep in New York City.  Over the next 10 days, the CIW will display the Harvest without Violence exhibit in a number of high-profile locations throughout the city, including Columbia University’s Low Plaza, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, and Washington Square Park (you can find a full schedule of exhibit locations and public events at the end of this post).

Then, on the CIW’s final day in New York City, November 20th, CIW members and allies will converge on Mr. Peltz’s offices in Manhattan to demand that Wendy’s do its part to end sexual harassment and assault in the fields by joining the Fair Food Program.  If  you live in the New York City area, make your voice heard in support of human rights and join us for this historic protest!

How you can support the protest if you don’t live near New York: Take part in the National Call-In Day, Nov. 20th…

The workers who will be protesting in New York need your support, whether or not you can be there on the 20th in Manhattan!  Farmworker women are calling on the tens of thousands of allies who are not based in New York City to support their protest outside Mr. Peltz’s downtown hedge fund offices with a National Call-In Day.  Join us!

New York action details…

If you are in New York City, make sure to take time in the next week to see the Harvest without Violence exhibit, which is showing everywhere from Columbia University to Washington Square Park.  Here’s the action-packed rundown:



Thursday, Nov. 9

Mobile Exhibit
Quad of
Princeton Theological Seminary (Rain site: Theron Room)
64 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ

Friday, Nov. 10

Mobile Exhibit
Sidewalk outside the Jewish Community Center of Manhattan (Rain site: JCC Auditorium)

334 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (until 2 p.m. in case of rain)

Saturday, Nov. 11

Mobile Exhibit
Grounds at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine (Rain site: Synod Hall)
1047 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 12

“Bible in the Middle” Harvest without Violence dialogue
Middle Collegiate Church (50 East 7th St. in Manhattan)
10:45 – 11:30 a.m. at 50 East 7th St. in Manhattan

CIW reading of “Si Se Puede” by Diana Cohn, and presentation at the Children’s Multicultural Book Fair
Hosted by Middle Collegiate Church
1:30 – 3:30 p.m. at 50 East 7th St. in Manhattan
Facebook event / Flyer

Mobile Exhibit
Grounds at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine (Rain site: Synod Hall)

1047 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 13

Harvest without Violence: Worker Dialogue with the CIW
Co-hosted by Law at the Margins and New York Taxi Workers Alliance
6:00 – 8:30 p.m. at 31-10 37th Ave, Suite #300, LIC
Facebook event

Mobile Exhibit
Low Plaza (in front of Low Library) at Columbia University

116th St & Broadway, New York, NY
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 14

Mobile Exhibit
Lobby of the Lower East Side Girls Club

402 East 8th St, New York, NY
10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 15

Harvest without Violence: A panel on women’s rights and farmworker human rights
Organized by the Columbia Department of Sociology
12 – 1:30 p.m. at 509 Knox Hall, 606 W. 122nd St 

Thursday, Nov. 16

Screening of Food Chains and CIW talk-back
Co-hosted by the JCC of Harlem and Repair the World
7 p.m. at 318 West 118th St in Manhattan

Mobile Exhibit
Garibaldi Plaza at Washington Square Park (Rain site: Assembly Hall in Judson Memorial Church)

Washington Square Park, New York, NY
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 18

Mobile Exhibit
Poly Prep Country Day School (by reservation only)

9216 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 18

Harvest without Violence Art Build!
Time and location TBD

Sunday, Nov. 19

The Forum Seeking Justice: Harvest without Violence
Hosted by St Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery
12 p.m. at 131 East 10th St, New York, NY

Mobile Exhibit
Easy Church Yard (along 2nd Ave.) at St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery (Rain site: Parish Hall)

131 East 10th St, New York, NY
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Community Gathering with CIW
Fourth Universalist Society
7 p.m. at 160 Central Park West, New York, NY

Please RSVP to

Monday, Nov. 20

Harvest without Violence: March from Wendy’s to the offices of Board Chair Nelson Peltz
 5:30 p.m. at Wendy’s at 714 3rd Ave
Facebook event / Press releaseFlyer

Mobile Exhibit
West End of the Sanctuary at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church

325 Park Ave, New York, NY
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.