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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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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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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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CIW Workers’ Voice Tour

Spring always welcomes a whirlwind of preparations for the year – taxes, March madness, and the after Christmas credit card payments. For YAYA-NFWM, we are met with our own March Madness in support of farm workers. There are events ranging … Continue reading

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FWAF Campesinos Garden

After being an active member of YAYA-NFWM for over a year now, I have heard many times that working in the Fellsmere Community Gardens is one of the most fun experiences that YAYA members can have. I made my long … Continue reading

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The Struggle for social transformation – MST

MST, which stands for Movimiento Dos Trabalhadores Rarais Sem Terra (Landless Rural Workers Movement, in English) is a social movement in Brazil, “formed by rural workers and by all those who want to fight for land reform and against injustice … Continue reading

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Jonas vs. Winter Board Meeting

The weekend of January 22nd was suppose to kick-off the National Farm Worker Ministry’s Winter board meeting but Jonas (the storm not our great Development Director, Alex) had other plans. I left out of Orlando on Wednesday, as per usual … Continue reading

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YAYA Yard Sale!

On Saturday, January 30th, the Orlando YAYA chapter hosted a yard sale in order to fundraise for the upcoming year.   The event was held at the home of Orlando YAYA member, Evie Burr. There were five Orlando YAYA members in … Continue reading

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