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Hit the Fields for Farm Worker Justice V

YAYA-NFWM and AMA (Alianza Mujeres de Activas) are heading into their 5th fundraiser soccer game on March 26th, 2016 during National Farmworker Awareness Week! And we need YOUR support to make this another successful game! Check out past reports here … Continue reading

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Achieving Climate Justice in Our Communities

Last Wednesday, Jan. 27, was panel discussion at the FAMU College of Law hosted by Florida Institute for Reform and Empowerment called “From Paris to Orlando: Achieving Climate Justice in Our Communities.” The panel consisted of 4 speakers representing various … Continue reading

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Tilling, Plowing, Watermelon: Oh My!

On May 23rd, four YAYAs volunteered at the Campesinos’ Garden in Fellsmere. Although it was a small YAYA group, many community families joined us to replot, till, and move soil to the second garden plot. During this hot May day, … Continue reading

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Another Successful Soccer Game, Another AMA win!

Last Saturday, March 28th, after much anticipation, YAYA and AMA hit the fields for farm worker justice! This was the fourth annual soccer game between AMA (Alianza de Mujeres Activas) and YAYA, where we engage in a little friendly competition … Continue reading

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Concert & Parade for Fair Food!

Growing up as the child of migrant and seasonal farm workers was one of the most difficult challenges I have ever had to overcome in my life. I was born in North Carolina to Mexican immigrant parents who worked from … Continue reading

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2015 Women2Women Conference

On Saturday, March 21st, the Farmworker Association of Florida (FWAF) and the Womens Studies department at the University of Central Florida (UCF) will be hosting the 6th annual Women2Women Conference. This annual conference gives women farm workers the opportunity to … Continue reading

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AMA Team

Sponsor a player for Hit the Fields for Farm Worker Justice IV! When you sponsor a player from the AMA team, you are supporting AMA’s work: Educating the farm worker community of Volusia County about the dangers of pesticides and, women’s … Continue reading

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YAYA team

Sponsor a player for Hit the Fields for Farm Worker Justice IV When you sponsor a player from the YAYA team you are supporting YAYA’s work: Working in solidarity with farm workers who are organizing for justice. Developing youth and young … Continue reading

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CIW Valentines Action: Wendy’s and Publix edition

Wendy’s and Publix are two of the largest corporations with significant presences in the southeast of the United States who profit off of the exploited labor of farm workers. They are also two of the largest corporations in the southeast … 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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