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YAYA hosts Fight for Water film screening

On Thursday, October 2, 2014, Orlando YAYA will be hosting a movie screening for “The Fight For Water: A Farm Worker Struggle” In 2009, the California Water Crisis had a detrimental effect on a farming community after their water supply … Continue reading

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Solidarity with Farm workers – Labor Day

On Sunday, August 30th, Heather and I traveled to the greater Tampa area to take part in some farm worker solidarity. Since it was Labor Day weekend, we, at YAYA-NFWM, understand the importance of raising awareness on the issues that … Continue reading

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Respect, Recognition, Raise! Summer with FLOC

Respect, recognition, raise; those are the words I internalized all summer as part of the Union Summer Program in North Carolina. At first they seemed vague and desensitized but looking back on the experience, those words now carry more weight … Continue reading

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Central Florida Labor Day Picnic

Finding a community where one’s cause becomes a cog in the machine of positive social change is extremely important for progress we can be proud of. The experience I had tabling for YAYA-NFWM at the Central Florida AFL-CIO Labor Council … Continue reading

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YAYA Yard Sale Fundraiser!

On Saturday, August 30, 2014, Orlando YAYA-NFWM held a yard sale fundraiser at my house to raise money for the work we do in support of farm workers and their communities. This was an incredibly successful event. We collected a … Continue reading

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Immersion Trip to Homestead

On July 27th-29th, seven YAYA members made the trip down to Homestead, FL for a weekend filled with organizing workshops, touring nurseries, fields, and the local farm worker community with the Farm Worker Association of Florida’s (FWAF) Homestead office. YAYA … Continue reading

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