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Grab the Brush for Justice

On Sunday March 25th, YAYA members and supporters from Orlando and Miami joined forces with the Farm Worker Association of Florida in Homestead to paint the association’s building. Hector, who had visited Homestead before, offered to coordinate this event and to provide … Continue reading

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Bridging our Communities: LGBTQ and Immigrants

Bridging Our Communities was a 2 part series hosted by Orlando YAYA – in collaboration with The Center of Orlando. The events were organized with the intention of starting a conversation about the experiences of immigrants who are also members of the … Continue reading

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Strawberry Festival

On Saturday March 24th, Tampa Bay YAYA member Jimmy Dunson and Florida YAYA organizer Antonio Franco joined the Pinellas Support Committee of the National Farm Worker Ministry (PSC-NFWM) in their annual Alternative Strawberry Festival in Clearwater, FL. The event addressed … Continue reading

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CIW’s Fast for Fair Food

On Saturday March 10, 2012, Orland YAYA mobilized 30 people from Orlando, in addition to a few Tampa YAYAs, to participate in the culmination of the  Coalition of Immokalee Workers‘ Fast for Fair Food. After a six day fast for … Continue reading

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Dialogue for Farmworker Justice 2011

On March 31st at TESC (the evergreen state college) YAYA held a panel discussion with Bridges Not Walls (BNW) and Mason County Literacy (MCL) and movie screening of Viva la Causa. Co-sponsoring the event, the academic program Public Health, Education … Continue reading

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2010’s Farm Worker Awareness Week

2010’s Farm Worker Awareness Week was an exciting opportunity for YAYA members to bring awareness about the farm worker movement to their communities. It was also an opportunity to mobilize others in support of farm worker campaigns including: – PANNA’s … Continue reading

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H2 Worker Movie Screening

We were very excited to join UCF’s Student for a Democratic Society (SDS) for their monthly film screening at Natura Cafe on April 5. We screened the film H2 Worker, which gave a vivid picture of the situations faced by … Continue reading

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CIW’s Modern Day Slavery Museum

On April 2nd Orlando YAYA partnered with UCF’s Campus Peace Action’s Tent City and Student Labor Action Project at UCF to host the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ Florida Modern-Day Slavery Museum. This event was part of Farm Worker Awareness Week! … Continue reading

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Farmworker Awareness Week Radio Show Special!

YAYA returned to Front Porch Radio with Julie Norris for a special about Farm Worker Awareness Week on Cesar Chavez’ birthday, March 31st. Bert Perry of the National Farm Worker Ministry discussed the history of the movement in Florida, and … Continue reading

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Farm Worker Panel at Evergreen University

On March 30th Evergreen YAYAs, along with the Evergreen Labor Center, Center for Community Based Learning and Action, and four academic programs, sponsored a panel on farm worker justice. With over 175 people in attendance, the event was a great … Continue reading

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