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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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CIW Tour Kickoff in Gainesville, FL

On Thursday, March 16th I joined the Coalition of Immokalee Workers for the kickoff to their Human Rights Tour at the University of Central Florida. It was awesome to be part of such a passionate crew pressuring the University of … Continue reading

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Wendy’s Boycott Summit

The past weekend, September 22-25, I spent the weekend in Immokalee with over 80 Fair Food allies for the first annual Boycott Summit. The Boycott Summit was focused on Wendy’s – the last of the five major fast food retailers … Continue reading

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NFWM Summer ’16 Board Meeting

On Friday, August 26th and Saturday, August 27th 2016, YAYAs Rosie Stump, and I, along with Nico, attended the National Farm Worker Ministry’s Board Meeting in Raleigh, North Carolina. The board meeting was hosted on North Carolina State University’s campus. … Continue reading

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United Church of Christ – Nat’l Youth Event

The United Church of Christ National Youth Event (NYE) took place at Disney Coronado Springs July 26-30th. The UCC NYE is a quadrennial event for young people centering on “faith, leadership, service and social justice … It is celebrated as the … Continue reading

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2016 UFW Constitutional Convention

Earlier in May, I joined the National Farm Worker Ministry staff and board as we journeyed to Bakersfield, California for the 50th anniversary of the United Farm Workers Convention. The convention serves as the place where all the delegates of … Continue reading

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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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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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