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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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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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UCF Scavenger Hunt

On Thursday, March 26th, I attended a scavenger hunt throughout the University of Central Florida hosted by Orlando YAYA. This event took place during the 16th Annual National Farmworker Awareness Week, which serves as a week of action for students … Continue reading

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2015 FWAF Women2Women Conference

On Saturday, March 21st, I made the journey to Apopka, FL to volunteer in the Farmworker Association of Florida’s Women 2 Women Conference. This was FWAF’s sixth annual conference and like in the past (I was present at the conference … Continue reading

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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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