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After unforgettable Parade for Human Rights through a downpour in Columbus, UMich students commit to next leg of national rolling student fast in support of Wendy’s Boycott

The culmination of the CIW’s Return to Human Rights Tour is a wrap — and what a memorable weekend it was! Hundreds across the Fair Food Nation made their way to the heart of the Wendy’s Boycott in Columbus, Ohio, for the tremendous Parade for Human Rights.  A torrential rain could not stop nearly 500 farmworkers, students, religious leaders and consumers of conscience from demanding an end to Wendy’s shameful indifference toward human rights violations in their supply chain, together echoing the dozens of denominations and faiths that are exposing the drastic difference between Wendy’s dissembling Code of Conduct and the real, enforceable rights of the Fair Food Program.  

As the flood of marchers entered The Ohio State University campus for the closing rally, the sun broke through, and CIW members and allies celebrated an end to the 7-day fast undertaken by OSU students and alumni. And in a true moment of student solidarity, putting their bond in the fight for farmworker justice over campus rivalry, University of Michigan students made the commitment to be first in line to carry the fast forward....

Check out the stunning video and photo report from the major mobilization of the CIW’s Return to Human Rights Tour!