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Central Florida Meeting on Immigration

On Saturday, April 12th, YAYA member Gabriela Rios, Natalie (a member of Students Working for Equal Rights), and I traveled to the University of South Florida in Tampa to take part in the Florida Immigrant Coalition‘s (FLIC) regional meeting for … Continue reading

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Work with us at the Campesino Gardens in Fellsmere!

Join Orlando YAYA on Saturday, April 26th for a trip to Fellsmere to work on the Farm Worker Association of Florida’s (FWAF) Campesino Community Garden! This time we will be helping planting the spring crops and cleaning up the winter … Continue reading

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Fed Up: The High Costs of Cheap Food

For decades, the farms around Lake Apopka, Florida’s third largest lake, were sprayed with chemicals ranging from the now-banned DDT to toxaphene. The lake turned pea green; birds, alligators and fish died. Millions of dollars in tax-payer money has been … Continue reading

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Woman to Woman Conference

On Saturday, March 29th, I attended the Woman to Woman Conference in Apopka, Florida. The day’s event marked the fifth year the University of Central Florida Women’s Studies Department collaborated with the Farm Worker Association of Florida (FWAF) to provide … Continue reading

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Cesar Chavez: An American Hero

On March 28th, 16 members and supporters of Orlando YAYA took part in NFWM’s Pack the Theatre selfie challenge for the premiere of the Cesar Chavez movie. We watched in awe as we saw some historical moments in Cesar Chavez’ … Continue reading

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Hungry for Justice

On Tuesday, March 25th, I joined YAYA and the Farmworker Association of Florida (FWAF) for a film screening of Hungry for Justice. There were at least 25 people in attendance, members of  the organizations and individuals who were simply interested in … Continue reading

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Fellsmere’s Campesino Garden

On Saturday, March 22nd, Nico and I woke early to travel a couple hours south to help our friends in Fellsmere sell their produce at a local farmers market. YAYA’s have an ongoing relationship with the farm worker community of … Continue reading

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2014 Farm Worker Awareness Week

*** (If you are planning on attending the premier of Cesar Chavez: An American Hero in Orlando, please notice that the time has changed to 9:50 pm) Join Orlando YAYA and community partners for National Farmworker Awareness Week! Designated as … Continue reading

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Working at the Fellsmere Community Garden

On Saturday, March 1st, I was present at the Fellsmere Community Garden event that commemorates the importance of preserving solid relationships between community farm worker organizations, such as YAYA and the Farm Worker Association of Florida (FWAF). The unity and … Continue reading

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A day of gardening and solidarity!

Join Orlando YAYA and the Farmworker Association of Florida (FWAF) on Saturday, March 1st for a fun filled day of gardening and solidarity!!! According to the W.K. Kellogg Foundation: “An expanding facet of FWAF’s work is providing farmworkers – most … Continue reading

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