Culture Connect Featured Event
Co-presented by Neighbors Link Stamford
ABOUT THE FILM: Made in L.A. is an Emmy award-winning feature documentary that follows the remarkable story of three Latina immigrants working in Los Angeles garment sweatshops as they embark on a three-year odyssey to win basic labor protections from trendy clothing retailer Forever 21. In intimate observational style, Made in L.A. reveals the impact of the struggle on each woman’s life as they are gradually transformed by the experience.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Catalina Horak,
Catalina is the Executive Director of Neighbors Link Stamford. She has worked in the nonprofit sector for 13 years and brings a wealth of multicultural experience to the organization. A native of Colombia, she has lived in several countries in North America, South America and Europe. Catalina has lived in Fairfield County since 1997. She has served as a board member and officer of several non-profit organizations in the USA as well as in her native Colombia. As former Board Chair on Neighbors Link Mount Kisco, she was a driving force behind the initiative to replicate Neighbors Link and bring it to Stamford. She has a MS in Nonprofit Management from New School University
ABOUT THE NEIGHBORS LINK: Neighbors Link Stamford is a new non-profit organization that provides a comprehensive resource center for recent immigrants in the Stamford, CT area. The mission of Neighbors Link is to strengthen the whole community by actively enhancing the healthy integration of immigrants. We are an affiliate of a successful 10-year-old non-profit organization in Mount Kisco, NY. Stamford is honored to be the innagural partner in this endeavor. Wile our name and programs will be similar to Mount Kisco’s, Neighbors Link Stamford will be led and operated by members of the greater Stamford community.