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Sebastopol World Friends Hosts Successful 2021 Sister City Friendship Dinner

The Sebastopol World Friends (SWF) Board of Directors hosted a community dinner with their community and global supporters. They released this statement and summary of their event in order to share with the Sister Cities International community and others who might be interested. See below to find out about what this organization did and what they achieved! Thank you to Sebastopol World Friends for their contribution to citizen diplomacy! Thank you for helping make our 2021 Sister City Friendship Dinner another success! The Sebastopol World Friends (SWF) Board of Directors would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the community of ...

Hot Springs, AR Sister City Program to be Featured with Local Library

Garland County Library is always such a fantastic community partner for Hot Springs Sister City Program and so many other local organizations. Paul Kagebein, the library's Adult Services Programmer has recently started virtual programming on Facebook that highlights organizations and individuals. The Hot Springs Sister City program will begin a series of programs available on the Garland County Library Facebook Page the last Wednesday of each month beginning January 27, 2021 at 6pm. Here is a link https://fb.me/e/1RP8EltYW The first virtual program will cover the early days of the relationship, beginning in the early 1990's. There ...

Dimash Kudaibergen Performing at SCI Presidential Inaugural Ceremony

We are beyond thrilled and excited that Dimash will be joining our SCI family to formally recognize President-Elect Joe Biden and the incoming administration. His participation in our event further strengthens the ties between Kazakhstan and the United States. This will be the first time in SCI's 67-year history and since U.S./KZ relations began that an artist from Kazakhstan has collaborated with the United States for such an occasion.   Dimash has represented his country and his people all over the world. As his country’s unofficial global ambassador, many consider him a national treasure. Given Dimash’s global visibility and commitment ...

Hot Springs, AR – Hanamaki, Japan: Sister City sends gift of Support and Encouragement

  HOT SPRINGS – As a gesture of support and encouragement during this worldwide pandemic, Hanamaki, Japan, sent its Sister City, Hot Springs, a set of 100 custom hand-made ¬¬facemasks with a design and text inspired by Hanamaki’s Miyazawa Kenji, world-renowned poet and author. The gift came from the Hanamaki City Office of International Relations, and included a pamphlet describing the purpose and meaning of the facemasks, as well as details about how they were carefully produced. As described in the pamphlet, Hanamaki was going to serve as a host town for the 2020 Olympics, which were postponed due to the pandemic. Coming with ...

San Antonio and Darmstadt – Looking to the Future with Optimism

San Antonio and Darmstadt – Looking to the Future with Optimism By Mayor Ron Nirenberg of San Antonio, Texas and Lord Mayor Jochen Partsch of Darmstadt, Germany   In 2017, Mayor Ron Nirenberg led a delegation of community leaders from San Antonio to Darmstadt to visit Lord Mayor Jochen Partsch and to sign a sister city agreement between our two cities. The delegation represented local government, education, business, and the arts. Roughly two years later, San Antonio welcomed Lord Mayor Partsch and a 28-member trade and civic mission which included 46 community events, meetings, roundtables, and site visits with City Council ...

MedStar and Texas Health Resources to Donate Ambulance & Supplies to Fort Worth Sister City – Toluca, Mexico

Sister Cities of Fort Worth, Texas and Toluca, Mexico worked together to provide medical resources for its residents. See below to read the amazing work they've done! Community Release: MedStar and Texas Health Resources to Donate Ambulance & Supplies to Fort Worth Sister City – Toluca, Mexico   Some parts of the world are not able to have the state-of-the-art emergency medical services equipment that are available to many communities in the United States.  Such was the case for the City of Toluca, the capital of the State of Mexico.  It is the center of a rapidly growing urban area and the fifth-largest city in Mexico, home to ...

Houstonians again proving their Care for the Humanity 40-feet container of gifts for the flood hit Sister City of Karachi

The Houston-Karachi Sister City Relationship has shown the importance of Sister Cities - helping each other in times of need through joint efforts. See the article below to read about their connection and donation! November 18, 2020 (Our Special Correspondent): Speaking at the sending off ceremony of 40-feet container of gifts from the people of Houston, Texas, USA to the people suffering from the aftermath of Super Floods in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan of Aug-Sept, 2020; the Consul General of Pakistan Honorable Abrar Hashmi acknowledged the generosity of Pakistani American Community and great volunteerism during natural calamities from USA to ...

Stanardsville looks to gain sister city in Tarland

On October 8, 2020, the Daily Progress from Charlottesville, Virginia wrote about a new sister city friendship they were able to cultivate! Read the article below or see it on their website Stanardsville looks to gain sister city in Tarland The Town of Stanardsville is gaining a sister—a sister city that is—the village of Tarland in Scotland. Sister Cities International (SCI) was launched in 1956 to promote affiliations between cities in different nations to further international understand and develop continuing projects of mutual interest through meaningful exchanges, according to SCI. In Scotland, the process is called ...

Houston, TX – Karachi, Pakistan Sister Cities & The Alliance for Disaster Relief

Historic Floods in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan Around 150,000+ Flood Hit Persons Served by Helping hand USA, Houston Karachi Sister City Association and Alliance for Disaster Relief: October 7, 2020: Administrator of Karachi Mr. Iftikhar Ali Shallwani has said that we have not yet won the battle against Corona, but we are on the verge of winning it. That is why continuing safety measures and following the SOPs are needed. Corona Virus has caused havoc all across the globe. We say Thanks to God for the better situation being faced in Pakistan. Mr. Shallwani was speaking at the free medical clinic and food packages distribution in Qayumabad, ...

Tulsa Global Alliance hosts 2020 Global Vision Awards

Tulsa Global Alliance will be hosting the Global Vision Awards Gala! It wil be on Friday, October 30 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Tulsa Global Alliance (TGA) will be honoring the 2020 Global Vision Awardees: The Charles & Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation The City of Tulsa Hanson You can find more information on the attached fliers, or visit the Tulsa Global Alliance page for event details.