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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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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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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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