Protesters walked from the Reitz Union, where the on-campus Wendy’s location is, to Tigert Hall on Thursday afternoon to demand that the school’s administration tells the fast food chain to sign onto the Fair Food Program, which works to protect farmers’ rights. Before they marched, speakers told the group of about 20 students Wendy’s was not serving the interests of migrant farmers.
Organizer Daphne Fernandez said all workers deserve a living wage.
“Having Wendy’s on this campus is an ethical dilemma,” she said. “We are going to pressure Fuchs to remove Wendy’s from our campus.”
On St. Patrick's Day, about 100 people attended "Dia Day," a celebration of the late artist Bo Diddley, at Bo Diddley Plaza. The event featured a musical and fashion show that revolved around art including sculpting, hair braiding, live painting and clothing design all on one stage. Kristen McDaniel, the granddaughter of Bo Diddley, embraced the community outreach and artistry of the event that her late grandfather stood for.