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Musical Action in Support of FLOC!

Friday, December 3, Orlando YAYA joined up with community allies from Jobs with Justice, LCLAA, Unite Here!, and Food Not Bombs to make Chase Bank very nervous over their relationship with R.J. Reynolds Tobacco company and to support our brothers … Continue reading

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Musical Action in Support of FLOC!

After two days of arduos practice, Brian, Katie, Dominique, Cole, Lariza, and the author (known as ACAT: Anti-Chace Action Team), finally got the chance to show Chase and the community what they had been working on. They met at downtown … Continue reading

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USSF and FLOC Action at Chase Bank

Traveling to the U.S. Social Forum in Detroit was an amazing opportunity to share with other activists about the issues that farm workers face, and to learn about how our work in YAYA intersects with other movements. Four YAYA Chapter … Continue reading

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Action at RJ Reynolds Shareholders Meeting

On May 6th, 2010, a group of 11 Florida YAYAs from Orlando, St. Augustine and Jacksonville traveled to North Carolina to support the Farm Labor Organizing Committee, FLOC, in their efforts to hold RJ Reynolds accountable for the exploitation of … Continue reading

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FLOC Rally in Gainesville

November 7, 2009 – A group of approximately 30 concerned students from the University of Florida, Orlando YAYAs and YAYA supporters gathered in Gainesville, FL to deliver a message to the Board of Directors of the University of Florida Foundation … Continue reading

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FLOC’s 11th Constitutional Convention

On the first weekend of October Matt Garcia and Lauren Gill attended the Farm Labor Organizing Committee’s (FLOC) 11th Constitutional Convention. “We heard stories from men whose families had been deported and, in many of those instances, their run-ins with … Continue reading

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FLOC’s 11th Constitutional Convention by Lauren Gill

FLOC’s 11th Constitutional Convention by Lauren Gill On October 3rd, 2009, workers for the National Farm Work Ministry, and a couple of us from the Orlando chapter of YAYA, namely Matthew Garcia and myself (Lauren Gill), were granted the opportunity … Continue reading

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FLOC’s 11th Constitutional Convention By Matthew Garcia

FLOC’s 11th Constitutional Convention By Matthew Garcia When YAYA was given the opportunity to go to the F.L.O.C. Convention in Toledo, Ohio, it was like the purest of my dreams were coming to life. Ever since I was a kid, … Continue reading

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End oppression in the tobacco fields

In September, YAYA took action with students at Florida International University in Miami to raise concerns about an urgent need for action from one of the university’s Board of Trustees members: Betsy Atkins, who also sits on the Board of … Continue reading

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2009 FLOC Action at Reynolds Shareholders Meeting

On May 5, 2009, I headed to the RJ Reynolds Shareholders Meeting in North Carolina in support of tobacco workers with nine other young people from NFWM’s Youth and Young Adult Network. Since March, we had collected over 600 petitions … Continue reading

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