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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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Florida Farm Worker Bicycle Drive: First Delivery

On July 21st the First Set of 10 bicycles were delivered to Haitian, African American and Latino farm workers in the community of Belle Glade, Florida. The bicycles were fixed by the Lake Worth Bike Co-Op and were transported by … Continue reading

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United Church of Christ Mission Trip

Youth and staff members of the United Church of Christ, along with NFWM staff members, traveled to Immokalee, Florida for a mission trip focused on disaster response and social justice. The group spent the first days fixing homes that were … Continue reading

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YAYAs Support FLOC: Hasta La Victoria!

In support of FLOCs campaign to bring justice to the Tobacco fields, some Florida and Georgia YAYAs traveled to the RJ Reynolds shareholder meeting protest in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Once in NC they joined local supporters the night before … Continue reading

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2008 Farm Worker Awareness Week at Stetson University

In our continued to effort to inform the Stetson campus of the many injustices toward farm workers that are occurring both here in our state of Florida and around the country, and in celebration of Farm Worker Awareness Week, we … Continue reading

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Farm Worker Awareness Week in St. Augustine, FL

On Friday April 4th, we had a speaker at the Gamache-Koger Theater on Flagler College’s Campus. The lecture lasted from 5:30-7pm. We opened the forum with Lariza Garzon of NFWM’s YAYA network speaking about the farm workers’ struggles here in … Continue reading

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International Solidarity! Colombian students celebrate FWA!

Last year Juanita Rodriguez, a Colombian Grad Student from the National University of Colombia in Bogota, came to Florida and attended the 2007 Student Farm Worker Alliance sponsored Encuentro in Immokalee, Florida. There, she learned about farm workers in the … Continue reading

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Farm Worker Awareness Week 2008 Largo Middle School

After thinking of ways to spread awareness on the many farm worker issues for the National Farm Worker Awareness Week, I came up with the idea of having a speaker come to my school. What better place to spread awareness … Continue reading

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2008 Farm Worker Awareness Week: Central Florida Report

Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking Presentations The Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking and YAYA joined forces during National Farm Worker Awareness Week 2008 in order to inform our communities about how human trafficking affects farm workers and their communities. The … Continue reading

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Farm Worker Awareness Week in California

About 600 students in Bell Garden Elementary got together to celebrate the legacy of Cesar Chavez. Three busloads of these students also attended the Cesar Chavez walk (see below). On March 29th, we had the 10th Annual Cesar Chavez Walk. … Continue reading

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Lake Apopka Toxic Tours

On January 18, 2008 Rollins College students, Deltona’s United Church of Christ members and Stetson University students got together in the Apopka office of the Farm Worker Association of Florida (FWAF) to learn and discuss the effects of pesticides in … Continue reading

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