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Bellingham Sister Cities Hosted Filmmaking Workshop with Their Sister City Partnerships

Bellingham, Washington Sister Cities held an event in which Bellingham Sister Cities and their sister city partnerships screened videos that their international teams produced. See below to see their work and their impacts! “Resemblances” A Cross-Cultural Filmmaking Workshop Teenage students from four continents and in four different times zones excitedly awaited the screening of the videos their international teams had just finished producing.  It was Sunday evening, May 2nd, in Bellingham, Washington for the ZOOM premier although for three of Bellingham’s sister cities it was Monday at 7:00 AM for those in Vaasa, Finland and Monday at ...

Little Rock Sister Cities Organizes Virtual Student Exchange

Little Rock Students Building Bridges Across the Atlantic By Commissioner Lenka Horakova, Little Rock Sister Cities   “What is Yorkshire pudding?,” one Little Rock student wanted to know. “Do most of the students go watch and support your sports teams?" a student from Newcastle asked his Little Rock counterpart. “UK is on my bucket list,” concluded a Little Rock student at the end of a virtual student exchange session that the Little Rock Sister Cities Commission jointly organized with Newcastle Upon Tyne in the United Kingdom.   The Little Rock commission is part of a network of International Sister Cities that strive to ...

Ruth Hashimoto

Ruth Hashimoto Ruth Hashimoto was a founding member of the Albuquerque, New Mexico Sister Cities program, within the first 10 years of Sister Cities International’s founding at the national level.  Ruth was born in Seattle in 1913 to Japanese immigrants and in 1942 was one of 120,000 Japanese Americans confined to internment camps by the U.S. Government, where she also met another good friend to Sister Cities – former Mayor, U.S. Representative, and U.S. Secretary, Norman Mineta.  Ruth was quoted as admitting that the ordeal definitely impacted her, but that she was not embittered against her country - rather, bitter against war, because ...

HOUSTON “VIRTUAL” IFTAR 2021 WITH THE MAYOR OF HOUSTON

Historic Drive Thru Houston “Virtual” Iftar 2021 held and 3,000 Meals handed out in Respectful Manner:   Houston, Texas, USA (April 19, 2021) Karachi, Istanbul, Baku, Basrah, and Abu Dhabi Sister City Associations, along with the Houston Mayor’s Office of Trade and International Affairs, the Islamic Society of Greater Houston (ISGH), the Ismaili Council for Southwestern US, Dawoodi Bohra Mosque, Helping Hand USA & many Collaborating Organizations organized the 2nd “Houston Virtual Iftar Program & Dinner Pickup” with the Mayor of Houston on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at the Bayou City Event Center. Historic number of almost ...

Phoenix Sister Cities Invites You To A Virtual Trilateral Trade Conference

Join Phoenix Sister Cities online for their Trilateral Trade Conference! What are you doing to better your business? Phoenix Sister Cities presents a virtual Trilateral Trade Conference on Thursday, April 15 and Friday, April 16, 2021. Thursday's event will take place from 9AM to 1PM MST. Friday's event will take place from 9AM to 1PM MST. It is not too late to get your tickets! Buy them today! Registration is $125. Confirmed speakers include Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, Galgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi, and Hermosillo Mayor Celida Lopez. Hear from business participants including AltaML, Sky Republic, Gila Software, Maven Water & Environment, ...

2021 Jinan-Sacramento Sister Cities Corporation (JSSC) Youth Ambassador Video Competition Winners Announced

The video contest is the first of a series of virtual Youth Ambassador (YA) programs we have for 2021. The purpose of these YA events and activities is to continue to promote cultural and educational exchanges between Sacramento and Jinan students despite the pandemic. The virtual programs will achieve this goal via online tools without face-to-face interaction. The programs will provide opportunities and incentives for both Sacramento and Jinan students to engage in continued cultural exchanges while honoring the social distancing and travel restrictions. We have selected our First ($1000 scholarship), Second ($500), and Third place winners ...

Sister Cities of Houston Presents One World Concert: “We Are One” To Promote Unity in Global Pandemic

Sister Cities of Houston presents One World Concert: "We Are One" to promote unity in a global pandemic. See below for details. Sister Cities of Houston is very proud to have produced a virtual concert that was broadcasted in Houston, forwarded to our community and will post on our web site.  We encourage you to see our One World Concert as an exciting and effective way to communicate and celebrate the mission of sister cities.  Our theme for 2021 is “We are One” which resonated with all our communities in light of the pandemic and the freeze in Texas which happened shortly before our premier broadcast date of February 28. You get to meet ...

Texas Winter Storm Relief Efforts

Houston Karachi Sister City Association Coordinated Pakistani Community Organizations Collaborative “Texas Winter Storm Relief Efforts” distributed food, blankets & water to 1000 families in Houston. Houston Texas: In response of brutal winter storms which have battered the entire City of Houston and forced millions of people to search for the basics for survival food, water and shelter from record cold, the Pakistani American organizations launched a Community Collaborative called, "Texas Storm Relief Efforts". The collaborative is coordinated by the Houston Karachi Sister City Association with the objective to serve their fellow Housto...

Journey Through Japan – Hot Springs, AR Sister City Cherry Blossom Event

Come Journey Through Japan at the Hot Springs Convention Center on Sunday, March 21 from 1 pm to 4 pm. at the fourth annual Cherry Blossom Festival is hosted by the Hot Springs National Park Sister City Foundation. The Journey will include a taiko performance, cultural items from Japan, and a stroll through a series of projections that will enable you feel as if you are traveling to the other side of the world. Any donations or sponsorships from the family-friendly event will benefit the Sister City Student Scholarship Fund which supports the student delegation. An online auction will open two weeks before the Journey and will ...

International Connections Thrive in Fort Worth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mae Ferguson, President/CEO Danielle McCown, Exchanges & Outreach Associate Download images     INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIONS THRIVE IN FORT WORTH Fort Worth, TX – Sister Cities Launches Community Campaign FORT WORTH, TEXAS (Feb. 15, 2021) - Fort Worth Sister Cities International has brought international attention to Fort Worth with its nine sister cities in China, Eswatini, France, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, and Mexico since 1985.                 Today we launch the public campaign of the Members Circle of Giving by ...