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Interfaith Clergy Join Farmworker Women for Interfaith Worship Service to Call on Wendy’s to End Sexual Violence in the Fields

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 20, 2017

MEDIA CONTACT

Michelle Nealy, mnealy@faithinpubliclife.org, (202)735-7123

Dan Clark, dclark@faithinpubliclife.org, (614)648-3663

Interfaith Clergy Join Farmworker Women for Interfaith Worship Service to Call on Wendy’s to End Sexual Violence in the Fields

COLUMBUS, OH — On Sunday, October 22, at 4 p.m., interfaith clergy and community leaders will join farmworker women leaders of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) and allies for a moving interfaith service to prayerfully call on Wendy’s to end sexual violence in the fields.

Wendy’s is the largest fast food chain to not sign on to the Fair Food Program that ensures safety and equality in the agriculture industry. With 4 out of 5 farmworker women experiencing sexual harassment or assault in agriculture, it’s time to cultivate dignity and respect for the women who harvest the food we eat.

WHAT: 

Interfaith Worship Service to Call on Wendy’s to End Sexual Violence in the Fields

WHEN:

Sunday, October 22nd, at 4 p.m. (Dinner to follow at 5:30 p.m.)

WHERE:

First Congregational Church

444 E. Broad St.

Columbus, OH 43215

WHO:

Rev. Dr. Tim Ahrens, First Congregational Church

Imam Horsed Noah, Somali Islamic Centers of Ohio

Sylvia Perez, Coalition of Immokalee Workers

Rev. Dr. Marian Stewart, First Unitarian Universalist Church

Nely Rodriguez, Coalition of Immokalee Workers

Rev. Charles Wilson, St. Philip Episcopal Church

Rev. John Wallace, Church of the Saviour

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