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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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Justice for Nabra Vigil

On June 22, the Orlando YAYA Chapter attended a vigil to demand justice for Nabra Hassanen, the Muslim teenage girl who was brutally murdered in Reston, Virginia. Nabra was a bright, generous, caring 17-year-old who was loved by her family, … Continue reading

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Trust Orlando Kickoff at City Hall

On Saturday, June 3rd, YAYA joined 35 organizations and over 200 people in asking the City of Orlando to adopt an ordinance to make our city more welcoming to all immigrants. We are asking that the Orlando Police Department refrain … Continue reading

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Young American Dreamers March in Lakeland on May 1

It was a pleasure to join the Young American Dreamers for their March for Immigrant Rights on May 1 in Lakeland, FL. Lakeland doesn’t see too many marches for immigrants, or very many marches at all. People around town were … Continue reading

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May 1 March for Immigrant’s Rights in Apopka

On May 1, YAYA joined the Farm Worker Association of Florida along with many other community organizations including Hope CommUnity Center to march for immigrant rights in Apopka, FL.  What a gorgeous show of community support and solidarity. More than … Continue reading

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Roots of Migration Workshop at First Unitarian in Orlando

Thank you so much to the First Unitarian Church in Orlando and Rev. Kathy Schmitz for inviting YAYA to give a presentation on the Roots of Migration on Wednesday, April 26. In this workshop, Becky Wilson with the Farm Worker … Continue reading

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Raising Awareness at the 2017 Central Florida Earth Day

We had an awesome day educating the community about the issues farm workers face and inviting folks to take action for immgirant rights. We encouraged everyone to join us at the march for immigrant rights on May 1 in Apopka … Continue reading

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The CIW Closes their Tour with Finale in Tampa

The CIW held a lively, exuberant close to their human rights tour in Tampa last Wednesday, March 29th.  I traveled to the Tampa with Daniela and Curtis from Young Workers, and we had a blast representing Orlando at the march. … Continue reading

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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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