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Workers sickened by pesticides last August still no justice

A message from the United Farm Workers (UFW): “Workers will hand in petition to Ag Commissioner during March 6 rally ‘I work picking peaches for Gerawan. In August 2013, Gerawan workers entered a peach orchard to starting picking. They noticed … Continue reading

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Seville Posada

On Saturday, December 22nd, Cristina and I traveled to Seville, Florida to volunteer with Alizana de Mujeres Activas (AMA) for their annual Posada. Posadas are a traditional Catholic Mexican Celebration of the Nativity. Usually, the posada takes place nine days … 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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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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Food Chains Premiere in Orlando!

Join Orlando YAYA-NFWM and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) for the premiere of Food Chains on Friday, November 21 and Saturday, November 22 at both 3 and 8 PM. Not only will be viewing the film, but join us after for … Continue reading

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Farm workers need these protections now

A message from PANNA (Pesticide Action Network of North America): “20 years is a long time. Yep, that’s how long it’s been since EPA first created the only rules protecting the country’s two million farmworkers from on-the-job exposure to harmful … Continue reading

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Upcoming Webinar: Farm Workers and Community Gardens

“For We are the Co-Workers in God’s service:” The Relationship between Farm Workers and Gardens” Webinar: Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 at 7PM EST To register for this webinar, please send an email to kfurrow@brethren.org with your name and contact information. … Continue reading

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Viva la Causa film screening

LA City Council Backs UFW Contract

A Message from the LA Times: By Emily Alpert Reyes Hundreds of labor activists, farmworkers and their allies marched  on Los Angeles City Hall on Wednesday demanding that a Fresno fruit grower recognize a union contract — the latest turn in … Continue reading

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2014 Central Florida VegFest

Once again, YAYA will be tabling at the annual Central Florida Vegetarian Festival from 10AM to 6PM at Orlando Festival Park! Come stop by and say hi to your favorite YAYAs as we raise awareness of the importance of farm … Continue reading

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