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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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Food Chains premiere weekend!

We had a jam packed weekend November 21-23 supporting the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and the “Food Chains” film premiere. “Food Chains” premiered in major cities all across the U.S. to convey the realities for tomato pickers in Florida, how … Continue reading

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A Wall Won’t Stop Migration

The U.S./Mexico border is filled with trials and tribulations, burdened with murders and deaths, and filled with hope of reaching El Norte. Depicted in the media as a haven for migrating “criminals,” yet nothing is as real as seeing the … Continue reading

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World Food Day!

On Friday, October 24th, Heater and I drove down to Fellsmere to join the Farmworker Association of Florida (FWAF) and the Boys and Girls Club of Fellsmere in the celebration of World Food Day. Yolanda Gomez, the main organizer, and … Continue reading

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Central Florida VegFest 2014

Many things at outdoor festivals can feed the soul – art, music, literature, companionship – but ethically produced food feeds body and soul. What more could a person want in a day out? On October 25th, YAYA participated in the … Continue reading

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EFI Issues First Farm Certifications

A Message from the Equitable Food Initiative: The Equitable Food Initiative is pleased to announce that two large farming operations have just been certified to the EFI Standard for working conditions, pesticide management and food safety. The first certification was issued to an Andrew … Continue reading

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Red Juvenil Tour in Orlando!

On Saturday, October 4 and Monday, October 6, YAYA had the pleasure of coordinating two events with the Feminist and Antimilitarist Youth Network (Red Juvenil Feminista y Antimilitarista) from Medellin, Colombia that traveled here to embark on a U.S. speaking … Continue reading

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The Film Fight for Water Got Us Thinking

Sometimes art surprises. We in YAYA were surprised by the film The Fight for Water: A Farmworker Struggle that we screened at the University Unitarian Universalist Society on Thursday, October 2. We had a wonderful audience of about 30 people … Continue reading

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Campesinos Garden Day

Last Saturday, September 29, I had the opportunity to join YAYA-NFWM on a trip to Fellsmere, Florida to spend the day at the Fellsmere Campesinos Gardens. Fellsmere is a city in India River County about 93 miles from Orlando. Hispanics … Continue reading

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UFW: Injured cows, injured workers.

A message from the United Farm Workers: “We’ve shared workers’ stories with you about the injured and sick cows at Darigold dairies. Sadly, these injuries also go for workers. Working with dairy cows is not easy. A dairy cow typically … Continue reading

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#2014Encuentro: Up, Up With the Fair Food Nation!

Consciousness plus commitment equals change is the equation that is now imbedded in my brain after learning from and building with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) this past weekend at the Student/Farmworker Alliance’s (SFA) #2014Encuentro. Gabi and myself were … Continue reading

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