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CIW March in Lakeland

On December 6, 2009, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers organized a day full of activities in Lakeland, where around 500 people marched and rallied to ask Publix Supermarkets to take a stand against farm worker poverty and modern day slavery. YAYAs … Continue reading

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Conference Call for CIR

On November 18, 2009, Deland YAYA members and their families joined 60,000 Americans from around the country on a conference call with Congressman Luis Gutierrez regarding his plans to push for Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) in 2010. If passed, this legislation … Continue reading

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The Exploitation That Feeds Our Nation: Our Food, Farmworkers, and the Urgency of Immigration Reform

On November 16, 2009, Orlando YAYA and the UCF Alpha Alpha Chapter of Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc. organized an event called: “The Exploitation That Feeds Our Nation: Our Food, Farmworkers, and the Urgency of Immigration Reform” The presentation … Continue reading

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FLOC Rally in Gainesville

November 7, 2009 – A group of approximately 30 concerned students from the University of Florida, Orlando YAYAs and YAYA supporters gathered in Gainesville, FL to deliver a message to the Board of Directors of the University of Florida Foundation … Continue reading

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CIW rally in Orlando

On November 1st, 2009, a group of 15 YAYAs attended a Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) rally in Orlando. We asked Publix to work with the CIW to address the issues of farm worker poverty and worker rights, particularly to … Continue reading

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YAYA Orlando presentation at iKiwi

On October 27, 2009, Orlando YAYA organized a presentation at iKiwi Frozen Yogurt with the objective of educating people about the issues faced by farm workers in North Carolina and Florida and the work of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers … Continue reading

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Orlando YAYA Immersion Trip!

From October 23 through October 25, members of the Orlando Youth and Young Adult Network of The National Farm Worker Ministry participated in an immersion trip to South Florida. The trip’s purpose was for the young adults to meet farm … Continue reading

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FLOC’s 11th Constitutional Convention

On the first weekend of October Matt Garcia and Lauren Gill attended the Farm Labor Organizing Committee’s (FLOC) 11th Constitutional Convention. “We heard stories from men whose families had been deported and, in many of those instances, their run-ins with … Continue reading

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FLOC’s 11th Constitutional Convention by Lauren Gill

FLOC’s 11th Constitutional Convention by Lauren Gill On October 3rd, 2009, workers for the National Farm Work Ministry, and a couple of us from the Orlando chapter of YAYA, namely Matthew Garcia and myself (Lauren Gill), were granted the opportunity … Continue reading

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FLOC’s 11th Constitutional Convention By Matthew Garcia

FLOC’s 11th Constitutional Convention By Matthew Garcia When YAYA was given the opportunity to go to the F.L.O.C. Convention in Toledo, Ohio, it was like the purest of my dreams were coming to life. Ever since I was a kid, … Continue reading

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