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Achieving Climate Justice in Our Communities

Last Wednesday, Jan. 27, was panel discussion at the FAMU College of Law hosted by Florida Institute for Reform and Empowerment called “From Paris to Orlando: Achieving Climate Justice in Our Communities.” The panel consisted of 4 speakers representing various … Continue reading

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Las Posadas

Tis the season for joy, comfort, and food shared among family and friends. This is exactly how YAYA spent this past weekend with our extended family in Fellsmere of the Farmworker Association of Florida. Las Posadas is a Catholic Mexican … Continue reading

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Uniting for Fair Food – CIW Publix rally

Orlando YAYA-NFWM, University Unitarian Universalist Society, 1st Unitarian, and the CIW will be joining forces to call on Publix to take action, do the right thing, and sign the Fair Food Program! This Thanksgiving, we are Uniting for Fair Food … Continue reading

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2015 Central Fl VegFest

On Saturday, October 24, YAYA-NFWM will be tabling at the 10th annual Central Florida VegFest at Orlando Festival Park from 10AM-6PM. Bring the family and friends to this awesome event sponsored by Vegetarians of Central Fl that are bringing awareness to … Continue reading

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People’s Climate March & Rally in Orlando!

Join YAYA-NFWM, the Farmworker Association of Florida, Jobs with Justice, OrganizeNOW, and others on Wednesday, October 14, for a rally and march to address the ongoing climate crisis in Downtown Orlando! The rally will begin at 530PM outside of Marco … Continue reading

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Schooling Wendy’s on University

On Monday, September 28th, Orlando YAYA organized an action in support of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) and the Student/Farmworker Alliance (SFA) “Schooling Wendy’s” national week of action, September 27 – October 4, to call on the last major … Continue reading

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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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Darigold Worker drowns in cow manure pond!

A message from the United Farm Workers (UFW): “‘My children and I lost our lifeline, support, our friend, everything to us.’ Nubia Guajardo is talking about her partner Randy Vasquez, a 27 year old dairy worker, who drowned in a tragic … Continue reading

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UCF Scavenger Hunt

On Thursday, March 26th, I attended a scavenger hunt throughout the University of Central Florida hosted by Orlando YAYA. This event took place during the 16th Annual National Farmworker Awareness Week, which serves as a week of action for students … Continue reading

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Concert & Parade for Fair Food!

Growing up as the child of migrant and seasonal farm workers was one of the most difficult challenges I have ever had to overcome in my life. I was born in North Carolina to Mexican immigrant parents who worked from … Continue reading

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