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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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PSC Strawberry Festival

On Saturday April 5th, Jonathan and I traveled to Pinellas County  to support NFWM’s Pinellas Support Committee’s (PSC) annual Alternative Berry Festival. It was great to be among new and old supporters of the PSC’s work. Under the new leadership … Continue reading

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Organizing Trainings

What: Organizing training When: Sunday, April 13th from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Where: 4420 Parkway Commerce Blvd. Orlando, Florida, 32808 On Sunday, April 13th, Orlando YAYA will be hosting an organizing training where we will be reviewing important skill-sets … 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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Viva la Mujer

On Friday, March 28th, I along with 3 other YAYA members attended “Viva La Mujer”, an event hosted by the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) to honor important women  in our community. As many of you know, March … Continue reading

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Annual Yard Sale

On Saturday, March 22nd, Orlando YAYA held an annual yard sale and bake sale in the College Park area to kick off Farm Worker Awareness Week. In preparation for the event we gathered generously donated items and supplied an assortment … Continue reading

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Now is the Time!

From Friday, March 14th to Saturday, March 15th, Orlando YAYAs attended the culmination of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ (CIW) 10-day, multi-state “Now is the Time” tour in Publix’s hometown of Lakeland, FL. One thousand community members attended a vigil … Continue reading

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Annual Yard sale and Bake Sale!

Join us this Saturday, March 22nd Orlando YAYA’s annual Yard Sale & Bake Sale! There will be lots of great items for sale and baked goodies to snack on while you thrift. All the proceeds go towards helping us continue … 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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Wawa Do the Right Thing!

On Thursday, February 27, four YAYAs traveled to both Tampa and Largo, Florida, to put pressure on Wawa to “Do The Right Thing” and support the Farm Labor Organizing Campaign. We left Orlando at 7:30 to start our journey to Tampa … Continue reading

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