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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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Slave of Hopes / Tomatoes

Slave of Hopes America sets me free, I bend and left my dreams, Each morning before the sun rises. The room full of empty dreams, The elders’ skin worn and beaten, My skin is young and tanned, My back is … Continue reading

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FWA 2009 in Orlando and Winter Park, Florida

Young people from Orlando and Winter Park, Florida planned and participated in several events for Farm Worker Awareness Week 2009. Here is a short report of these activities. On March 28, a group of UCF and Rollins College Students went … Continue reading

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2009 FWA in Gainesville, Florida

Gainesville celebrated Farm Worker Awareness Week with various events that were put together by YAYA’s local support group. This group is a coalition of different groups and community members. The first event took place at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, where … Continue reading

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2009 YAYA Alternative Spring Break

From March 7 to the 14, 2009, thirteen University of Florida (UF) students participated in YAYA’s 2009 North Carolina Alternative Spring Break. This week of action and education was coordinated in collaboration with UF’s Florida Alternative Breaks. The schedule included … Continue reading

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Florida Farm Worker Bicycle Drive: Fifth Delivery

Another bicycle delivery took place on December 16, 2008, in the community of Seville, Florida. Once again, thanks to our supporters from the Bicycle Collective in St Augustine and the Orlando YAYA, more than 20 bicycles were delivered to farmworkers … Continue reading

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Immersion Trip, Pierson, Florida

On the weekend of December 5th, 2008, a group of young people, from the UCC Chapel on the Hills in Seminole, Florida, and from the UCC Church by the Sea in Miami, Florida, traveled to Central Florida for a farm … Continue reading

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2008 Florida YAYA Summit

Young Adults from Florida, North Carolina, Georgia and Massachusetts met in Apopka, Florida, for the 2008 Florida YAYA Summit. During the weekend of November 21 –23, 2008, they learned and discussed issues related to the farm worker movement and farm … Continue reading

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UCC Chapel on the Hills Food Drive

UCC Chapel on the Hill youth group members, from Seminole, Florida, surprised us again when they called us to let us know about a fundraiser to help farmworkers feed their families in Pierson, Florida. The group raised enough money to … Continue reading

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Florida Farm Worker Bicycle Drive: Fourth Delivery

On October 25, 2008 members of Orlando YAYA and the St. Augustine Bicycle Collective, met with farm workers from Seville, Florida, for a bicycle delivery. After introductions, community members spoke about their community and the challenges that they face as … Continue reading

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Florida Farm Worker Bicycle Drive: Third Delivery

On October 4, 2008 members of the UCC Church by the Sea and the Firefly Bicycle Collective, both from Miami, met with farm workers from Homestead, Florida, for a bicycle delivery. We met at the Farm Worker Association of Florida … Continue reading

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