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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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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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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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Red Juvenil Tour in Orlando!

On Saturday, October 4 and Monday, October 6, YAYA had the pleasure of coordinating two events with the Feminist and Antimilitarist Youth Network (Red Juvenil Feminista y Antimilitarista) from Medellin, Colombia that traveled here to embark on a U.S. speaking … Continue reading

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Let’s Drive Safe, Sunshine State!

YAYA-NFWM supports Driver’s Licenses for ALL Floridians to drive safe in the Sunshine State! If every driver in Florida can apply for a Driver’s License, we will all benefit from: Safer roads because all drivers will be required to take … Continue reading

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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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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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NFWM’s Board Meeting

I had the privilege of traveling with our National Coordinator, Nico Gumbs, to the Golden State, California for the first 2014 Winter board meeting of the National Farm Worker Ministry. It was a first for myself on two occasions: to … Continue reading

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Florida Immigrant Coalition’s Annual Congress

On Friday November 16th, Benji, Gabi, and I traveled down to Miami to represent YAYA at the Florida Immigrant Coalition’s (FLIC) annual congress. The purpose of this congress is for FLIC member organizations and individuals to come together and decide … Continue reading

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The time for immigration reform is NOW!

On Tuesday, October 28th, more than 200 individuals, representing allies and various community groups and coalitions, congregated in Orlando, FL, to call on Speaker Boehner to push the immigration reform bill amongst House representatives. Folks traversed the streets of downtown … Continue reading

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