breaking our silence
to end sexual violence in the fields

Dozens of farmworkers with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and consumer allies from across the country will begin a five-day Freedom Fast on the morning of Sunday, March 11 to demand an end to sexual violence in the fields. They will be stationed around the clock outside Trian Partners, the hedge fund offices of Wendy's Board Chair Nelson Peltz, at 280 Park Avenue in Manhattan. Learn more about why we're fasting

Supporters are encouraged to join them on site throughout the week (see schedule of events below). If you are unable to stop by or join the culminating Time's Up Wendy's March on March 15, please consider sending along a message of solidarity for the fasters to organize@allianceforfairfood.org. These messages will be read on site each afternoon during the fast. 

FREEDOM FAST SCHEDULE, MARCH 11-15

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sunday, march 11

Check back for schedule of morning activities

1:30 p.m.   
Opening ceremony and reflection at Trian Partners
(280 Park Ave)

3:30 p.m.  
On-site health check-ups for fasters

4:30 p.m. 
Messages of solidarity

5 p.m.
Live music

6:30 p.m.
Vigil at local Wendy's
(location TBA)

monday, march 12 - wednesday, march 14

8 a.m.
Morning reflection or blessing at Trian Partners
(280 Park Ave)

8:30 a.m. 
Public witness

9:30 a.m.
On-site health check-ups for fasters

10 a.m.
Activity with fasters and visitors 

12 p.m. 
Action

1:30 p.m. 
Community workshops

  • Monday, March 12
    Consciousness + Commitment = Change: Farmworker Leadership in Immokalee
  • Tuesday, March 13 (TBA)
  • Wednesday, March 14 (TBA)

3:30 p.m.
Live music 

4:30 p.m.
Messages of solidarity 

5 p.m.
Public witness

6:30 p.m.
Nightly vigils

  • Monday, March 12 (off-site)
    Local Wendy's (location TBA) 
  • Tuesday, March 13
    Trian Partners (280 Park Ave)
  • Wednesday, March 14
    Trian Partners (280 Park Ave)

Thursday, march 15 — MAJOR mobilization

8 a.m.
Morning reflection or blessing at Trian Partners
(280 Park Ave)

8:30 a.m. 
Public witness

9:30 a.m.
On-site health check-ups for fasters

10 a.m.
Activity with fasters and visitors 

12 p.m. 
Action

1:30 p.m. 
Community workshop (TBA)

3:30 p.m.
Live music 

5 p.m.
Gather for Time's Up Wendy's March (off-site)
Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza
(2nd Ave & E 47th St)

5:30 p.m
March steps off

7 p.m.
Rally and fast-breaking ceremony
Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza
(2nd Ave & E 47th St)

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Check out national caravans making their way to New York City for the Time's Up Wendy's March!