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CIW’s Now is the Time Tour

Join the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) for their Now is the Time Tour! The CIW is organizing a 10 day tour to put pressure on Wendy’s and Publix Supermarkets to join the Fair Food Program. Actions will take place … Continue reading

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A day of gardening and solidarity!

Join Orlando YAYA and the Farmworker Association of Florida (FWAF) on Saturday, March 1st for a fun filled day of gardening and solidarity!!! According to the W.K. Kellogg Foundation: “An expanding facet of FWAF’s work is providing farmworkers – most … Continue reading

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Taking action for immigration reform!

On February 15, Speaker of the United States House of Representative, John Boehner attended a fundraising dinner in Sarasota, Florida. Also ,on that day, I joined Mi Familia Vota on the trek to Sarasota to greet him with signs and chants … Continue reading

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2014 Orlando MLK Parade

On Saturday, January 18th 2014, several YAYA’s joined Central Florida Jobs With Justice for the annual Orlando MLK Parade. This was YAYA’s fourth year participating in the parade in memoriam of Dr. King and the civil rights movement. This march … Continue reading

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Walmart Joins Fair Food Program

Corporate giant Walmart just joined the Fair Food Program by signing a historic agreement with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW)! The National Farm Worker Ministry and its Youth and Young Adult Network congratulate the tomato pickers of Immokalee for … Continue reading

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2014 MLK Day Parade!

Join us this Saturday, January 18th, for the Martin Luther King (MLK) Parade in Downtown Orlando! Since 2011, YAYA members have marched through the streets of Downtown Orlando to honor MLK and to show our solidarity with farm workers and … Continue reading

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Fellsmere’s Christmas Posada!

In the late afternoon of December 20th, on one of the last Fridays of 2013, three representatives from Orlando YAYA took the familiar journey to visit with the farmworker community in Fellsmere, Florida. YAYA was invited to join in the … Continue reading

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Homestead FWAF’s Christmas Posada!

On December 21st, I met up with Nataly Azcurra, her mother, and two sisters in Homestead, Florida to celebrate YAYA-NFWM’s last Posada for the year with the Farm Worker Association. As the families started to pack into the office area, … Continue reading

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Wawa Grand Opening Action

On December 17th, 2013, six YAYAs attended the WAWA grand opening on Orange Blossom Trail by the Florida Mall. The main purpose of this action was to deliver a letter to Charlene Marko-Heim, the regional manager of Wawa, addressing the … Continue reading

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Christmas Toy Distribution with the PSC

On Saturday, December 14th, three YAYA members arrived early in the morning at St. Clements Chruch in Plant City, to help distribute toys and other goods to farm worker families in the local area. We began the day by first … Continue reading

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