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UCF and YAYA design sets in Seville

On Sunday, October 16th and Sunday, October 23rd students from the University of Central Florida (Women’s Studies Dept.) partnered with their local NFWM-YAYA chapter to work with the Alianza de Mujeres Activas (AMA) in Seville, Florida. About a dozen attendees … Continue reading

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Tell EPA it’s time to protect children from chlorpyrifos

A message from Pesticide Action Network of North America: Scientists have known for more than a decade that chlorpyrifos can be especially damaging to children. The latest studies tell us that exposure to the pesticide during fetal development and infancy … Continue reading

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Protecting the Health of Farm Workers from Pesticide Exposure

About Pesticide Exposure: Pesticide exposure is a severe problem that affects the health of farm workers and their communities. Farm workers in the fields are exposed to pesticides when they pick crops that have pesticide residue. Pesticide residue occurs when … Continue reading

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‘Pesticides in the Fields’ on Front Porch Radio

Listen to the most recent episode of the farm worker series on Front Porch Radio with Julie Norris. On this ocassion we spoke about pesticides with Jeannie Economos of the Farm worker Association of Florida and Linda Lee, a former … Continue reading

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2010’s Farm Worker Awareness Week

2010’s Farm Worker Awareness Week was an exciting opportunity for YAYA members to bring awareness about the farm worker movement to their communities. It was also an opportunity to mobilize others in support of farm worker campaigns including: – PANNA’s … Continue reading

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2008 Farm Worker Awareness Week: Central Florida Report

Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking Presentations The Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking and YAYA joined forces during National Farm Worker Awareness Week 2008 in order to inform our communities about how human trafficking affects farm workers and their communities. The … Continue reading

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Lake Apopka Toxic Tours

On January 18, 2008 Rollins College students, Deltona’s United Church of Christ members and Stetson University students got together in the Apopka office of the Farm Worker Association of Florida (FWAF) to learn and discuss the effects of pesticides in … Continue reading

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