We Dare to Dream

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We Dare to Dream

In her new documentary, Waad Al-Kateab (director of the Oscar-nominated For Sama) shows us the dramatic challenges faced by refugee athletes who competed for a place in the 2020 Olympic Games. Narrated in first person and often asking herself difficult questions, Al-Kateab listens to the athletes who have seen their dreams vanish and accompanies them through their suffering.

Includes a pre-recorded introduction from the director Waad Al-Kateab. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion on immigration with Neighbors Link, moderated by Kathleen Williamson from Films on Purpose, as well as a reception in the Jane Peck Gallery.

This program is presented in partnership with:

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Q&A with Laura Newman and Margarita Zambrano of Neighbors Link
Monday, Jan. 22 2024, 7:00
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  • Laura Newman - Deputy Director, Neighbors Link.
    • As a corporate drop-out, Laura found her calling in the nonprofit sector in Westchester County more than 20 years ago. Currently the Deputy Director at Neighbors Link, Laura held fundraising positions at Manhattanville College, Westchester Jewish Community Services, and The Guidance Center. Laura also had previous service at Neighbors Link in between those jobs; clearly, she was drawn back to the social justice of welcoming immigrants to our area.Laura enjoys taking a practical, collaborative approach to fundraising, program development and organizational strategy that produces great results for the communities served. Bringing together diverse groups of people to work for a common cause is what drives Laura in nonprofit management.  Laura earned her undergraduate degree from Ithaca College and holds an MBA from Johns Hopkins University.
  • Margarita Zambrano - Migrant Assistance (MAP) Case Manager.
    • Margarita first joined Neighbors Link as a volunteer in 2015 working in different departments. In 2016 she started her journey as a Parent-Child Program Facilitator. In 2021 she started working as the Client Support Services Coordinator and she is now our MAP Case Manager. She is supporting families to find affordable apartments, working with partner organizations to furnish those apartments; and providing an array of support services to each family, such as, legal aid, job assistance, school enrollment, and transportation to name a few.

This film is part of the Community Matters: Now More Than Ever series.

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