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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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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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Burger King Headquarters National CIW March & Rally

More than 20 Florida YAYA members participated in the Burger King Headquarters National CIW March & Rally, which started on Thursday, November the 29th. Thanks to the United Church of Christ, we were able to rent a charter bus to … Continue reading

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UCF action in support of the CIW

This Halloween, UCF students wanted to treat our campus to an exposé on the dirty tricks Burger King plays to keep their tomatoes cheap. With the help of Student/Farmworker Alliance’s online resources, students prepared art, T-shirts, and masks to get … Continue reading

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CIW at Stetson University

The National Farm Worker Ministry (NFWM), the Hispanic Organization for Latin American Awareness (H.O.L.A) and Stetson’s chapter for the Youth and Young Adult (YAYA) Network for the NFWM: Students for Farm Workers (SFW) hosted the CIW Truth Tour. A series … Continue reading

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2006 YAYA’s NATIONAL SUMMIT!

Thirty-five young adults came to La Paz, CA to participate in the first Summit of the Youth And Young Adult network of the National Farm Worker Ministry July 14 – 16, 2006 at the National Cesar Chavez Center. Participants came … Continue reading

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