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2016 NFAW – Panel on Climate Justice & Farm Labor

YAYA-NFWM and the Farmworker Association of Florida will be hosting a panel on the importance of farm labor in talks around climate justice. All too often we come to conversations around climate justice that are centered on green washing and … 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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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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Let’s Drive Safe, Sunshine State!

YAYA-NFWM supports Driver’s Licenses for ALL Floridians to drive safe in the Sunshine State! If every driver in Florida can apply for a Driver’s License, we will all benefit from: Safer roads because all drivers will be required to take … 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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Campesinos Garden Day with YAYA!

Join YAYA-NFWM and the Farm Worker Association of Florida (FWAF) on Saturday, September 27th as we continue our efforts in supporting farm workers! The Fellsmere Campesinos Garden is an important project where members of the farm worker community of Fellsmere, members of … Continue reading

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SCUPE Congress

On June 22, I had the privilege of traveling to Chicago with my fellow YAYA member, Jonathan, and YAYA Organizer, Nico, to give a presentation about farm worker justice at the Seminary Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education (SCUPE) Congress. This … Continue reading

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Volunteer at the Campesino Garden!

Join YAYA and the Farm Worker Association of Florida (FWAF) on Saturday, June 14th as we continue our efforts in supporting farm workers and their Campesino Community Garden project. The Fellsmere Community garden is an important project where members of … Continue reading

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Demand more protections for farm workers

Farm workers are some of the hardest working people in our country.  They play a vital and indispensable role in our entire food system, and all of us depend upon their work to provide us with our food and nutrition. … Continue reading

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Fighting For Food Sovereignty in Fellsmere

I still remember my first trip to the Fellsmere Community Garden. Yolanda, one of the members of the Farm Worker Association of Florida who plays an integral role in maintaining the garden, explained to me and other YAYAs the importance … Continue reading

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