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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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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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Darigold Sends Clear Message with Little to No Words at Seattle Rally

“Is it too much to ask for a simple dialogue to save farm worker’s lives?” Indira Trejo asked reporters as I and about 50 other farm worker advocates stood outside of Darigold headquarters on Wednesday, September 2. Trejo, a UFW … Continue reading

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NFWM supports Familias Unidas por la Justicia!

This summer I attended my first NFWM board meeting! The board typically meets every six months, in the winter and summer seasons. This year, the summer board meeting was held at Western Washington University (WWU) in Bellingham, WA from Friday, … Continue reading

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Tilling, Plowing, Watermelon: Oh My!

On May 23rd, four YAYAs volunteered at the Campesinos’ Garden in Fellsmere. Although it was a small YAYA group, many community families joined us to replot, till, and move soil to the second garden plot. During this hot May day, … Continue reading

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2015 March on Reynolds

On Tuesday, May 5th, 6 YAYA members traveled to Greensboro, NC to take part in the March on Reynolds/ RAI Shareholders meeting in support of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee’s campaign guaranteeing freedom of association and collective bargaining for tobacco … Continue reading

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Beyond Pesticides Forum – Report Back

On April 18th, Cristina and I both walked into a room at FAMU Law School to be a part of a panel. We were both speaking as representatives of YAYA at the Beyond Pesticides Forum alongside other individuals who work … Continue reading

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Chili Cook-off 2015

On Thursday April 16th, Orlando YAYA, our supporters, and some new faces, all met at the CWA Union Hall for a chili cook-off we planned and organized. The purpose of the cook-off was to bring community members together to give … Continue reading

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Central Florida Earth Day 2015

On Saturday, April 25th YAYA members tabled at Central Florida Earth Day 2015 at Lake Eola. It was the 10th annual Central Florida Earth Day celebration, ringing in the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. Over 1,000 community members attended, with … Continue reading

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Another Successful Soccer Game, Another AMA win!

Last Saturday, March 28th, after much anticipation, YAYA and AMA hit the fields for farm worker justice! This was the fourth annual soccer game between AMA (Alianza de Mujeres Activas) and YAYA, where we engage in a little friendly competition … Continue reading

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