Time: May 28, 2014 to June 6, 2014
Location: Chicago, Illinois to Bentonville, Arkansas
Website or Map: http://www.tourdefairness.com
Event Type: solidarity, bike, ride
Organized By: Interfaith Worker Justice
Latest Activity: Apr 18, 2014
Tour de Fairness is a 600-mile cycling tour and pilgrimage across America’s heartland that raises awareness about the oppressive wages, workplace standards and conditions that keep low-wage workers and their families in poverty.
For 10 days, May 28 – June 6, a group of up to 10 riders will pedal from Chicago to the Walmart shareholder’s meeting in Bentonville, Ark. in a show of solidarity for the OURWalmart members who are courageously standing up to the nation’s largest retail employer, demanding better wages, dignity and respect on the job.
Solidarity riders will have the opportunity to meet with workers and community supporters along the way. The solidarity bike ride will raise funds to support Interfaith Worker Justice’s efforts to organize the faith community’s support for Walmart workers and others in low-wage jobs. The cost is approximately $1,200, in addition to which each participant tries to raise funds to support IWJ.
Dates: May 28 – June 6, 2014
Team Leader: The Rev. John Franklin Hay, Interfaith Worker Justice Board Member
Commitment Date: May 15, 2014
Cost covers lodging, food, travel insurance, fuel, supplies and a rented support vehicle.
Interested in riding or more information?! Please contact Cathy Junia, firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-213-4725