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Organizing Trainings

What: Organizing training When: Sunday, April 13th from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Where: 4420 Parkway Commerce Blvd. Orlando, Florida, 32808 On Sunday, April 13th, Orlando YAYA will be hosting an organizing training where we will be reviewing important skill-sets … Continue reading

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Support tobacco farm workers! Travel to NC with us!

Join YAYA for our trip to North Carolina in support of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC)! For 6 years, YAYAs have traveled to North Carolina to participate in FLOC’s action at the RJ Reynolds/RAI shareholder’s meeting. YAYAs also meet … Continue reading

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Fed Up: The High Costs of Cheap Food

For decades, the farms around Lake Apopka, Florida’s third largest lake, were sprayed with chemicals ranging from the now-banned DDT to toxaphene. The lake turned pea green; birds, alligators and fish died. Millions of dollars in tax-payer money has been … Continue reading

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Tell the state of CA to take Prima’s owners to court ASAP!

A Message from the United Farm Workers: Gerawan Farming – which markets its fruits under the Prima brand – is a multi-million dollar company employing over 5,000 farm workers. These farm workers are hardly part of the 1%. In early … Continue reading

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National Cesar Chavez Day

YAYA would like to congratulate all of our members and allies in light of the recent proclamation of March 31st as National Cesar Chavez Day. Thanks to all who signed the petitions and remained dedicated to honoring Chavez as a … Continue reading

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Woman to Woman Conference

On Saturday, March 29th, I attended the Woman to Woman Conference in Apopka, Florida. The day’s event marked the fifth year the University of Central Florida Women’s Studies Department collaborated with the Farm Worker Association of Florida (FWAF) to provide … Continue reading

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Viva la Mujer

On Friday, March 28th, I along with 3 other YAYA members attended “Viva La Mujer”, an event hosted by the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) to honor important women  in our community. As many of you know, March … Continue reading

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Cesar Chavez: An American Hero

On March 28th, 16 members and supporters of Orlando YAYA took part in NFWM’s Pack the Theatre selfie challenge for the premiere of the Cesar Chavez movie. We watched in awe as we saw some historical moments in Cesar Chavez’ … Continue reading

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Wawa, what are you waiting for? Do the right thing!

YAYA continues to work in support of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee’s (FLOC) Reynold’s Campaign by putting pressure on Wawa stores to “Do the Right Thing” and use  their power to improve the working conditions of tobacco farm workers. Tobacco … Continue reading

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Annual Yard Sale

On Saturday, March 22nd, Orlando YAYA held an annual yard sale and bake sale in the College Park area to kick off Farm Worker Awareness Week. In preparation for the event we gathered generously donated items and supplied an assortment … Continue reading

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