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Hit the Fields for Farm Worker Justice IV

soccer_ama_16On Saturday March 28th, 2015, the Alliance of Active Women (AMA), and NFWM-YAYA will host Hit the Fields for Farm Worker Justice IV- our fourth fundraiser soccer game between farm worker supporters and members of the farm worker community of Seville (read reports from Hit the Fields for Farm Worker Justice I and II and III)!


Will you support our efforts and make this event a success?

 


This fundraiser soccer game will support the work of AMA and NFWM-YAYA while strengthening the relationship between our communities.

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AMA is an organization of farm worker women who are fighting to improve the safety, well being, and health of their community. They offer workshops, cultural programs, and provide assistance and referrals for low-income families in Volusia County.

For the past six years AMA and NFWM-YAYA have been working together on many issues facing farm worker women in Volusia County.

This year’s soccer game funds raised will increase AMA’s health services in the community by conducting free testing including, cholesterol, blood pressure, blood glucose check testing. AMA also plans to continue their workshops on occupational health, and hopes to partner with the Cultural Casita at Stetson University. Beginning in April, the funds will help AMA continue working with farm workers in Volusia County who have no medical insurance.  

Will you make a donation to ensure that more farm workers can see this play?

web_DSC_0358 AMAIn March 2013, Hit the Fields for Farm Worker Justice III raised enough funds to pay several months rent for the AMA office, a space that they need in order to continue their amazing work. After six years of using members’ homes, this office has provided a much needed space for meetings and events. Will you help us secure funds for six months of rent and two months of internet service? 

Our objective for this soccer event is to raise $4,500. These funds will not only help to sustain AMA’s current work, but will also support YAYA’s continuous solidarity work with farm workers across the nation. NFWM-YAYA believes that issues in the fields are best addressed when farm workers organize themselves in their own communities. Our mission is to continually support these efforts.

yaya_floc_summer2YAYA has educated and mobilized hundreds of people in support of farm worker organizations, such as the Farm Labor Organizing Committee, the Coalition of Immokalee WorkersUnited Farm Workers, the Farm Worker Association of Florida, and of course the Alliance of Active Women. These farm worker-led organizations are changing the agricultural system by organizing and empowering their members. YAYAs ensure that they have allies and friends in the non-farm worker communities where YAYA is organizing.

In addition, YAYAs advocate for immigration reform that will ensure fair conditions and legalization for farm workers. Read our reports to learn more about YAYA’s work on immigration reform, education, leadership development, and community building with farm worker communities.

Your sponsorship is fundamental to our movement. Join us in this effort to bring allies and farm workers closer together while  raising funds to sustain our work for justice. Our lives depend on farm workers and their labor. Sponsor a player TODAY!

Be on the look out for a Facebook event page soon! Transportation will be provided from Orlando.

Team AMA

We need to fundraise $150 per player. You can make an online tax-deductible donation starting at $25. Thank you for your generosity.

AMA Team 2015

Team YAYA

We need to fundraise $150 per player. You can make an online tax-deductible donation starting at $25. Thank you for your generosity.

YAYA Team 2015

Please help us continue our work by sponsoring one of the 30 players that will be donating their time and talent by hitting the fields for justice. We are counting on your generosity!

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