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IAIJ: Action through Collaboration!

On Saturday, September 19th 2015, 2 YAYAs and a Farmworker Association of Florida AmeriCorps volunteer traveled to Gainesville to attend the Interfaith Alliance for Immigrant Justice (IAIJ) “Action though Collaboration” conference, which was moderated by the National Farm Worker Ministry … 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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Concert & Parade for Fair Food

Join Orlando YAYA and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers‘ first-ever Concert & Parade for Fair Food in St. Petersburg on Saturday, March 21st! The Parade will begin at 12PM. The meeting location is Bartlett Park (2000 7th Street S., St. Petersburg, Florida … Continue reading

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Campesino á Campesino: Agroecology Encuentro

I think often times when we refer to the term grassroots we tend to think of it as a metaphor. But, at the Farm Worker Association of Florida’s (FWAF’s) Agroecology Encuentro, folks from all over the world gathered together to … Continue reading

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Gerawan violates law failing to warn workers of pesticides

A message from the United Farm Workers (UFW): “This is the scene described to us by a worker in the peach orchards of Gerawan—which sells its products under the Prima label. ‘As soon as we entered the block we smelled … Continue reading

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Wawa rally in support of FLOC

YAYA is hosting another rally in support of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee campaign with Reynolds American Inc.! Come out and support and let Wawa know our voices won’t be silenced! What: Wawa rally! When: Friday, December 5th @ 6PM Where: Wawa … Continue reading

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FLIC Congress 2014: Recharge!

The weekend of November 21, I and two other YAYA’s joined the Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC) for their 10th annual FLIC Congress. Every year, the members of FLIC meet to discuss immigration policies and what we can do to help, to … Continue reading

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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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Tell CA’s Gov. Brown it’s time to take the lead on chlorpyrifos

A message for the United Farm Workers (UFW): “Last month, after more than 10 years of review, California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) finally released their proposed new guidelines on use of the brain-harming pesticide chlorpyrifos. But there is a catch … 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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