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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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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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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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