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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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Las Posadas

Tis the season for joy, comfort, and food shared among family and friends. This is exactly how YAYA spent this past weekend with our extended family in Fellsmere of the Farmworker Association of Florida. Las Posadas is a Catholic Mexican … Continue reading

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Publix, when will you change?

On Saturday, November 21st, over 65 folks gathered for the “Uniting for Fair Food” national day of action calling on Wendy’s and Publix to join the Fair Food Program (FFP) and move away from a model of charity to one … Continue reading

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Hello again…A Trip To Fellsmere Campesinos’ Garden

The trip we made on Saturday November 7th to the Fellsmere Campesinos’ Gardens was my second since I’ve been part of YAYA-NFMW. I’ve been looking forward to getting my hands dirty and getting to see and work with the people … Continue reading

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VegFest 2015

On October 24th, 2015, I, along with the many great faces representing YAYA took part in the Central Florida Veg Fest. It is our region’s major festival highlighting the importance of how vegetables and living as a vegan or vegetarian … Continue reading

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Lake Apopka Toxic Tour

On Sunday, October 11th, we took a Toxic Tour of Lake Apopka and the surrounding areas. This was organized by Jeannie Economos, Pesticide Director, of the Farmworker Association of Florida (FWAF). Our group was also very luck to be joined … Continue reading

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Fall planting with our friends at FWAF

On September 26th, five YAYA’s travelled to the Campesinos’ Garden in Fellsmere and although the Fall season had just begun that week, you would not have known it that day with just how hot it was.  This is Florida, right?  … Continue reading

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Schooling Wendy’s on University

On Monday, September 28th, Orlando YAYA organized an action in support of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) and the Student/Farmworker Alliance (SFA) “Schooling Wendy’s” national week of action, September 27 – October 4, to call on the last major … Continue reading

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IAIJ: Action through Collaboration!

On Saturday, September 19th 2015, 2 YAYAs and a Farmworker Association of Florida AmeriCorps volunteer traveled to Gainesville to attend the Interfaith Alliance for Immigrant Justice (IAIJ) “Action though Collaboration” conference, which was moderated by the National Farm Worker Ministry … Continue reading

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Picunistas Celebrate 30 Years of Service

The Pineros y Campesinos Unidos de Noroeste (PCUN) (a.k.a. the “Picunistas”) know how to throw a pachanga! Of course, after 30 years of dedicated service, Picunistas and their allies welcomed the celebration. There were a few awards granted, and the … Continue reading

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#Encuentro2015 Commitment + Consciousness = Change

This past Thursday, September 10, Nico, Yessenia, Pricilla and I headed to Immokalee, FL to be part of the Student/Farmworker Alliance’s (SFA) 11th Encuentro. At this assembly, more than 80 students, young people, and other community stakeholders gathered to learn … Continue reading

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