Support YAYAs at Black Farmers & Urban Gardeners Conference

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Raising funds for the conference at our bake sale in South Apopka with Ms. Linda Lee of Farmworker Association and Robyn Thomas of Hope CommUnity Center.

YAYA – National Farm Worker Ministry invites you to partner with us in connecting the local organizing of Black farm workers with Black farmers and agricultural activists across the country. YAYA, along with the Farmworker Association of Florida (FWAF) and the Hope CommUnity Center (HCC) will be attending the Black Farmers and Urban Gardeners Conference in Durham, North Carolina from October 19-21. At the conference, we will present a workshop on the community history of the Lake Apopka farm workers, which includes injustice, courage, resilience and love.

In order to send a delegation of six members from our organizations to this conference, we must raise at least $3,000, by Wednesday, October 17.

We invite you to support our attendance at the conference by contributing $25, $100, or $500 towards this effort.

To donate, click here and enter “BUGS Conference” in the memo.


We want to say THANK YOU to the many wonderful supporters who made this trip possible.  We  raised $3,948.54 through bake sales, online fundraising and individual asks.  We exceeded our goal! The remaining funds will go toward continuing work for justice for Black farm workers in Central Florida. View our video Thank You message.

View our reportback from the conference here!

Click here to download our letter with more details. 

To download the letter in SPANISH click here.

Download the flier here.  (Or here for a JPG version).

To download the flier in SPANISH click here. (Or here for a SPANISH JPG version.)

YAYA is committed to supporting Black farm workers in their efforts to improve their lives and their communities. We know that the more resources we provide farm workers to address their economic and social conditions, the more power they have to transform agriculture and society as a whole. This conference will expand the network and tools available to Black farm workers in order to better create change for their communities locally.

Will you join us in this transformative work by supporting our attendance at the conference with a financial contribution of $25, $100, or $500 towards this effort? Just click the “Donate Now” at the top right of this page and enter “BUGS Conference” in the memo.

We are grateful for your consideration!

Workers on a Lake Apopka Farm. Use of photo courtesy of the Farmworker Association of Florida.
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