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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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Concert & Parade for Fair Food!

Growing up as the child of migrant and seasonal farm workers was one of the most difficult challenges I have ever had to overcome in my life. I was born in North Carolina to Mexican immigrant parents who worked from … Continue reading

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Bulls Service Break 2015

During the first week of March, a group of students from the University of South Florida (USF) made their way to Raleigh, North Carolina for their Alternative Spring Break also known as Bulls Service Break. These students met up with … Continue reading

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Hit the Fields for Farm Worker Justice IV

On Saturday March 28th, 2015, the Alliance of Active Women (AMA), and NFWM-YAYA will host Hit the Fields for Farm Worker Justice IV- our fourth fundraiser soccer game between farm worker supporters and members of the farm worker community of Seville (read reports from Hit … Continue reading

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CIW Valentines Action: Wendy’s and Publix edition

Wendy’s and Publix are two of the largest corporations with significant presences in the southeast of the United States who profit off of the exploited labor of farm workers. They are also two of the largest corporations in the southeast … Continue reading

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Campesino á Campesino: Agroecology Encuentro

I think often times when we refer to the term grassroots we tend to think of it as a metaphor. But, at the Farm Worker Association of Florida’s (FWAF’s) Agroecology Encuentro, folks from all over the world gathered together to … Continue reading

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2015 NFWM Winter Board Meeting

From January 29th-31st I ventured to Ft. Myers, FL for the National Farm Worker Ministry’s (NFWM) Winter Board Meeting. This being my first ever board meeting I was really excited to meet everyone and be engaged in the this process … Continue reading

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Preparing for the Agroecology Encuentro!

On Saturday, February 7, Nico, Brian, Rachel and I traveled to Fellsmere to help out in the community gardens there. Fellsmere is a farm worker community that YAYA has an ongoing relationship with, and we often travel there to help … Continue reading

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Fellsmere’s Christmas Posada

This holiday season YAYA was again invited to be part of Fellsmere’s Christmas Posada organized by the Farmworkers Association of Florida (FWAF). Cristina Berrios, Nico Gumbs, and Ileana Roque Gonzalez made their way to Fellsmere Saturday December 20th to spend … Continue reading

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Seville Posada

On Saturday, December 22nd, Cristina and I traveled to Seville, Florida to volunteer with Alizana de Mujeres Activas (AMA) for their annual Posada. Posadas are a traditional Catholic Mexican Celebration of the Nativity. Usually, the posada takes place nine days … Continue reading

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Wawa letter drop – Who is the real DM?

In solidarity with the Farm Labor Organizing Committee, and their ongoing campaign with R.J. Reynolds Tobacco, YAYA organizes rallies and letter deliveries to Wawa stores in Central Florida. As profiteers of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco products, Wawa has a stake in … Continue reading

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