August 8, 2014

Cuatro Corridos presented by Legal Aid Foundation Los Angeles

The non-profit organization, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles presented Cuatro Corridos on August 8, 2014 at 7:30 p.m at the Colburn School's Zipper Hall in downtown Los Angeles.   The gala benefit included the performance of the critically acclaimed opera and a post performance reception.   

The performance was enthusiastically received by an audience that included patrons of the arts, human rights attorneys and activists, representatives of civic and political organizations and supporters of LAFLA. The evening was greatly enhanced by the gracious planning and assistance of Kathleen Charla and Kathleen Sheldon, Development Director of LAFLA.  

Celebrating its 85th anniversary, The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) is one of the oldest and largest nonprofit, public interest law firms in the USA. It serves more than one million poor and low-income people in the greater Los Angeles area and has worked tirelessly on behalf of victims of human trafficking. LAFLA’s Executive Director Silvia R. Argueta says of the event, “We feel that Cuatro Corridos is a beautiful, engaging, and innovative way for our organization to draw attention to this critical issue.”

The August 8 performance of Cuatro Corridos was listed as an LA Times Critic's Pick of the Weekend and was the subject of a feature article by LA Times Cultural Reporter Carolina Miranda. 

For 80 years, the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) has been providing civil legal services to poor and low-income people in Los Angeles County. In 2001, we merged with the Legal Aid Foundation of Long Beach, resulting in more resources and a greater reach to people in need.   Now with six neighborhood offices, three Domestic Violence Clinics and four Self Help Legal Access Centers, LAFLA serves communities as diverse as East Los Angeles, the Westside, South Los Angeles, Pico-Union, Koreatown and Long Beach. LAFLA is the first place thousands of poor people turn to when they need legal assistance for a crisis that threatens their shelter, health and livelihood.

Nearly 12,000 individuals and families are provided with legal services annually and an additional 35, 000 litigants are helped through LAFLA’s four Self Help Legal Access Centers. Another 20,000 are assisted through referrals, workshops and community outreach activities.  Read more.