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Concert at Mojitos

On Thursday, May 12, YAYA members Dominique, Eden and I showed our support for the Florida Compact by attending a concert at Mojitos. The purpose of the concert was to collect signatures and raise awareness about this important document, which is a declaration for immigration reform based on common values like keeping families together and a strong local economy.

The first band from Miami got the crowd dancing, and then I-nity took the stage, fronted by Manuel from Comunidad Esperanza, the Central Florida coalition (of which YAYA is a member) formed to fight against Arizona-style anti-immigrant legislation in Florida. They played some awesome reggae music, the crowd danced wildly, and we enjoyed getting to see some friends from Hope Community Center and FOCUS.

 

Katie Gillett

Orlando YAYA

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