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The Coalition of Immokalee Workers are Coming to Orlando!

We need your presence on the picket line on Sunday, August 6 at 2pm! Wendy’s is STILL refusing to join the Fair Food Program to ensure dignity for the farm workers who pick their tomatoes. Come help us tell Wendy’s … Continue reading

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First Community Work Day at the Apopka Campesinos Garden

This Saturday, June 24 we had the wonderful opportunity to contribute in the Farmer Workers Association of Florida Community Garden at the Hope Community Center in Apopka. Under the hot Florida heat, we participated in sharing the pride of working … Continue reading

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Justice for Nabra Vigil

On July 22, the Orlando YAYA Chapter attended a vigil to demand justice for Nabra Hassanen, the Muslim teenage girl who was brutally murdered in Reston, Virginia. Nabra was a bright, generous, caring 17-year-old who was loved by her family, … Continue reading

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Trust Orlando Kickoff at City Hall

On Saturday, June 3rd, YAYA joined 35 organizations and over 200 people in asking the City of Orlando to adopt an ordinance to make our city more welcoming to all immigrants. We are asking that the Orlando Police Department refrain … Continue reading

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Young American Dreamers March in Lakeland on May 1

It was a pleasure to join the Young American Dreamers for their March for Immigrant Rights on May 1 in Lakeland, FL. Lakeland doesn’t see too many marches for immigrants, or very many marches at all. People around town were … Continue reading

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May 1 March for Immigrant’s Rights in Apopka

On May 1, YAYA joined the Farm Worker Association of Florida along with many other community organizations including Hope CommUnity Center to march for immigrant rights in Apopka, FL.  What a gorgeous show of community support and solidarity. More than … Continue reading

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Roots of Migration Workshop at First Unitarian in Orlando

Thank you so much to the First Unitarian Church in Orlando and Rev. Kathy Schmitz for inviting YAYA to give a presentation on the Roots of Migration on Wednesday, April 26. In this workshop, Becky Wilson with the Farm Worker … Continue reading

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Raising Awareness at the 2017 Central Florida Earth Day

We had an awesome day educating the community about the issues farm workers face and inviting folks to take action for immgirant rights. We encouraged everyone to join us at the march for immigrant rights on May 1 in Apopka … Continue reading

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Make a Phone Call to Wendy’s Headquarters on Monday, May 22!

For the past four years, Wendy’s has refused to join the Fair Food Program, which raises tomato picker’s wages and most importantly gives farm workers a way to report human rights abuses in the fields without fear of being fired. … Continue reading

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The CIW Closes their Tour with Finale in Tampa

The CIW held a lively, exuberant close to their human rights tour in Tampa last Wednesday, March 29th.  I traveled to the Tampa with Daniela and Curtis from Young Workers, and we had a blast representing Orlando at the march. … Continue reading

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