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Demand more protections for farm workers

Farm workers are some of the hardest working people in our country.  They play a vital and indispensable role in our entire food system, and all of us depend upon their work to provide us with our food and nutrition. … Continue reading

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¡Que viva FLOC! Justice for tobacco farm workers

On Tuesday, May 6, I piled into a van with several other fellow YAYAs and embarked on a road trip to Greensboro, NC. The purpose of this trip was to support the Farm Labor Organizing Committee and their campaign against … Continue reading

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CIW Takes on Royal Ahold at Annual Meeting

Supermarket giants across the country have signed on to the Fair Food Program with Florida based farm worker group Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW).  However Royal Ahold, parent company of Giant and Stop and Shop Supermarkets, is still dragging their … Continue reading

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Fighting For Food Sovereignty in Fellsmere

I still remember my first trip to the Fellsmere Community Garden. Yolanda, one of the members of the Farm Worker Association of Florida who plays an integral role in maintaining the garden, explained to me and other YAYAs the importance … Continue reading

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2014 Earth Day

On Saturday, April 19th, 2014, I along with two other YAYAs attended and tabled at Central Florida’s Earth Day event at Lake Eola. The event began at 10 am and was almost immediately packed with people. There were all types … Continue reading

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YAYA’s Organizing Trainings

On Sunday, April 13, I took part in the YAYA Organizing Training. The YAYA Organizing Training is a series of different workshops and interactive sessions that we in the organization use to build our skills as leaders and supporters of … Continue reading

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Central Florida Meeting on Immigration

On Saturday, April 12th, YAYA member Gabriela Rios, Natalie (a member of Students Working for Equal Rights), and I traveled to the University of South Florida in Tampa to take part in the Florida Immigrant Coalition‘s (FLIC) regional meeting for … Continue reading

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Hold Walmart accountable for Prima brand products

A message from the United Farm Workers: Retailers and growers want us to believe that they’re doing right by the environment and workers. Gerawan Farming, producers of Prima brand plums, peaches, nectarines and grapes talks about the “best wages” and … Continue reading

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Work with us at the Campesino Gardens in Fellsmere!

Join Orlando YAYA on Saturday, April 26th for a trip to Fellsmere to work on the Farm Worker Association of Florida’s (FWAF) Campesino Community Garden! This time we will be helping planting the spring crops and cleaning up the winter … Continue reading

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PSC Strawberry Festival

On Saturday April 5th, Jonathan and I traveled to Pinellas County  to support NFWM’s Pinellas Support Committee’s (PSC) annual Alternative Berry Festival. It was great to be among new and old supporters of the PSC’s work. Under the new leadership … Continue reading

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