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Category: YAYAS IN ACTION

Welcome to our YAYAs in Action blog. This is where you will find the most recent updates on how young people are supporting farm worker campaigns for justice. Interested in getting involved? Take Action with YAYA!

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Film Screening Educates Attendees on Current Farm Worker Legislation

By Nick Leon and Gabriela Hernandez On Friday, November 10th, YAYA and the Farmworker Association of Florida co-hosted a movie screening of the film “H-2 Worker”, which details the struggles of Jamaican guest workers in Florida’s sugar cane industry. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Leadership Florida Class Learns About Current Farm Worker Issues

By Gabriela Hernandez  On Friday December 8th, YAYA-NFWM was invited to give a presentation on current farmworker issues and plans of action as a guest at the Leadership Florida Conference in Howie-in-the-Hills in Lake County, Florida. Influential leaders from across … Continue reading

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Emergency Rallies for the Dream Act Led by Immigrant Youth

By Stephanie Melendez On January 18, a National day of Action for the support of a Clean Dream Act, DACA recipients and undocumented activists of Hope CommUnity Center gathered supporters for a funeral to mourn the dreams that may be … Continue reading

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A YAYA Dreamer on the fight in D.C. and at UCF

Hello, my name is Karen Caudillo and I’m a DACA student. DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. This program was set up to provide protection to children brought to this country. With DACA, students can get a social … Continue reading

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Clinica de Migrantes Film Screening at UCF

By Aashutosh Pyakuryal On Friday October 13th, the Orlando chapter of YAYA participated in a screening of the film Clinica de Migrantes,which chronicles the struggles of undocumented immigrants trying to receive health care. The film centers around Puentes, a clinic … Continue reading

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Theatre of the Oppressed Workshop: A Review

By Tareek Leonard On September 30th at roughly 7:45am 17 people walked into the Hope CommUnity Center in Apopka, Florida and began to embark on an adventure by the name of “Theater of the Oppressed” led by Nadia Garzon. Many … Continue reading

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YAYA’s Support Disaster Relief in Central Florida

Over the past weeks, YAYA’s have supported food distribution at the Hope CommUnity Center in Apopka and connected the Farm Worker Association of Florida with supplies through Mutual Aid Disaster Relief. Thank you so much to Mutual Aid Disaster Relief … Continue reading

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Legislative Visits: We Need Legal Status for Farm Workers!

On Tuesday, August 15th, YAYA members Faiza Begani, Stephanie Melendez, and Thomas Hellinger and staff Dominique Aulisio joined the Farm Worker Association of Florida in two separate meetings with the offices of Senators Nelson and Rubio to ask them to … Continue reading

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DACA Recipients Led “Rubio, Stop the Flop” Rally

On Tuesday, August 15th, DACA recipients from the Hope CommUnity Center led a rally with the Indivisibles and the Farmworker Association of Florida to pressure Senator Rubio to “Stop the Flop” on DACA. YAYA members joined the march outside Senator … Continue reading

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YAYA’s Dug in at the Fellsmere Campesino’s Garden

On Saturday, August 12, a group of YAYA’s from Orlando joined the Farmworker Association of Florida in Fellsmere to help prepare their beautiful community garden for planting. We shared a delicious meal afterward and learned more about the issues that … Continue reading

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