Spaghetti for Justice

Sat, Feb 24, 2018 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm


What: Dinner, Live Music, and Fun!

Dinner: Vegan spaghetti sauce, pasta, salad, bread, desserts, Non-alcoholic beverages
Fun: Live Music, Silent Auction, Coin Collection (bring your change!)

Why: We are mobilizing a bus load of activists from the Midwest to protest in Solidarity with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers in NYC

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suggested donation: sliding scale $5-$30, whatever makes sense for you and your budget <3 we will accept cash and cards at the door, but also feel free to buy a ticket in advance.

if you cannot go but want to contribute, donate here:


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

No ID requirements because no alcohol is allowed! Families and children are welcome.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

If you need a ride, please contact us! There is parking available off Washington St behind the transit center or behind Beezy's in the city lot off N Huron St. The venue is wheelchair accessible, and also on a busline.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Kim Daley:

More information about the protest:

The CIW is headed to New York City from March 11th-15th for the historic 5-day Freedom Fast outside the office of Nelson Peltz. This decision came out of conversations about how Wendy's leadership, namely Board Chairman and major investor Nelson Peltz, rely on the silence of farmworkers in their supply chain to continue business as usual.

Twenty years after the 30-day hunger strike during the Taco Bell Boycott, the CIW will be making sure that Peltz hears loud and clear the voices of farmworkers and thousands of consumers in demanding an end to sexual violence and slavery in the fields! Allies from the Midwest are mobilizing to New York City to join thousands of farmworkers and supporters to demand farmworker justice from the final fast food holdout.

We are working to pressure Wendy's to sign an agreement with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) that would guarantee improved wages and working conditions for farmworkers (like zero tolerance for sexual harassment and slavery, and guaranteed water/shade breaks and access to bathrooms). The CIW announced a National Boycott in 2016 in response to Wendy’s refusal to sign on to the Fair Food Program, a program that McDonalds, Burger King, Chipotle, Subway, and Taco Bell have signed on to.

The University of Michigan is in a very strong place to pressure Wendy’s, as they are one of about 20 universities and colleges that has a Wendy’s on campus. For three years, there has been a student boycott of Wendy's on the campus, as well as a campaign to get the University to reconsider doing business with Wendy's until Wendy's signs on to the Fair Food Program.

Farmworkers in the United States experience some of the most exploitative conditions in the country, and the work of the CIW is actively changing this. We all eat food. Creating a more just and sustainable food system takes the support of everyone, because everyone is intimately involved.

20 North Washington Street, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197