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2016 March on Reynolds

The 2016 FLOC trip was smaller and shorter than years past, however, there was some serious quality packed into this three day whirlwind. Nico Gumbs, Coordinator of YAYA, and I headed off Tuesday, May 3rd from Orlando to North Carolina. … Continue reading

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Earth Day Celebration 2016

Saturday, April 23rd, YAYA tabled at the Earth Day Festival at Lake Eola. There were so many different interests represented at the festival, and we had the opportunity to chat with many folks who had never considered the role that … Continue reading

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Hauling, Weeding, Feasting, and Sweating

On Saturday, April 9th a group of seven volunteers travelled to Fellsmere to visit old friends, make new ones, and help out in the Campesinos Garden. The community gardens in Fellsmere are a source of empowerment for the farm worker … Continue reading

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2016 Earth Day Celebration

Central Florida Earth Day is back–bigger and better than ever! It will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando. Please join us at the largest and most prestigious Earth Day … Continue reading

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Farm workers, Climate Change, & Agriculture

On Thursday, March 31st, YAYA –NFWM and the Farmworker Association of Florida (FWAF) hosted a Climate & Agricultural Panel at 1st Unitarian Church for National Farmworker Awareness Week (NFAW. There were 6 folks on the panel who spoke about different … Continue reading

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Hit The Fields For Farm Worker Justice V!

For the last five years YAYA-NFWM (Youth and Young Adult Network of the National Farm Worker Ministry) and AMA (Alianza de Mujeres Activas, eng. Alliance of Active Women) have met for a friendly soccer match. Early morning Saturday, March 26th, … Continue reading

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Tabling @ Vagina Monologues!

On Saturday March 19th, members of the Orlando YAYA chapter tabled at a performance of The Vagina Monologues at the University of Central Florida. The production was a student-led performance celebrating and exploring concepts in the female body and sexuality. … Continue reading

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Fellsmere Community Garden Project

On Saturday March 19th, a group of five YAYA volunteers travelled south to help out our friends in Fellsmere with their community garden. This garden plot happens to be the same one I helped clear on my first visit to Fellsmere, … Continue reading

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2016 NFAW – Panel on Climate Justice & Farm Labor

YAYA-NFWM and the Farmworker Association of Florida will be hosting a panel on the importance of farm labor in talks around climate justice. All too often we come to conversations around climate justice that are centered on green washing and … Continue reading

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2016 NFAW – Food Chains screening!

Join Orlando YAYA-NFWM on Wednesday, March 30 for a FREE screening of Food Chains during this year’s National Farm Worker Awareness Week. The film will be screened at the University of Central Florida. “Food Chains reveals the human cost in our food … Continue reading

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