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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 through this link. 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, ...

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.

We Shall Overcome on October 11, 2020

San Antonio Sister Cities is hosting a musical program called "We Will Overcome: Sister Cities & Friends" presented by Musical Bridges Around the World (MBAW) for its opening event for the new 2021 season! The Global Engagement Office of the City of San Antonio is proud of its collaboration with this first event of the MBAW's new season. MBAW also joined us for our Annual Conference this year, Reimagining Citizen Diplomacy. You can find the promotional flyer for the virtual event - streaming live on Sunday, October 11 at 7:00 PM CST - here, or on our social media. You can watch the event on MBAW's website or look for the MBAW YouTube ...

Industry leaders bullish on border manufacturing, chances of ‘reshoring’ jobs from China

The local news channel 23, Valley Central in Rio Grande, Texas, wrote about the Border industry and its effects from COVID-19. Our guest speakers from our SCI Global Conversation: U.S.-Mexico Trade During COVID-19 were featured on this news article. The speakers were Alan Russell, CEO of Tecma, Paola Avila, vice president for international business at the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, and David Coronado, director of international brudges for the City of El Paso. Read below or click this link here to find the article on the website. U.S.-run factories in Mexico back at full strength after applying COVID-19 Protocols EL PASO, Texas...

U.S. Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Accepting Applications Now!

Applications are now being accepted for the U.S. Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program for intensive language study abroad in summer 2021.   For more information and to apply visit https://www.clscholarship.org/apply. Applications are due Tuesday, November 17, 2020 by 8:00pm EST. The CLS Program is a fully-funded intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 15 critical languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, ...

San Elizario, TX sign Sister City Partnership with Ciudad Juarez, MX and Valle de Allende, MX

San Elizario, TX signed Sister City Partnerships with Ciudad Juárez, MX and Valle de Allende, MX this past week as a part of their 2020 Camino Real Binational History Conference held in San Elizario, TX. It as held from September 11-13, 2020. The goals stated in their Memorandum of Understanding Agreement were that all cities seek to enrich cultural understanding, create adult and student exchange opportunities, and broaden cooperation to encourage goodwill between the cities. They also stated that a goal was to support the preservation and promotion of the Camino Real de Tierra Adentro through official and non-governmental exchanges, and ...

San Antonio-Suzhou Friendship City 10 Year Anniversary

San Antonio and Suzhou collaborate celebrating their ten year friendship city anniversary. These sister cities have produced several activities in the context of San Antonio Heritage Festival which will take place this week with outdoor and virtual activities. Some activities that they are holding are: An outdoor exhibit of Suzhou Classical Gardens, a world heritage designation at their own World Heritage Designations, Mission San Jose. This outdoor exhibit is open to foot traffic but are also available for viewing on the website of their World Heritage Office as well. Co-production of a video highlighting both cities world heritage ...

Tulsa Sister Cities hold Bell Ringing Ceremony August 8th

Tulsa Sister Cities held a bell ringing ceremony to celebrate 75 years of peace with Japan after the bombings of WWII. See the article written by KJRH Channel 2, the Tulsa NBC affiliate television station, or see the article below. U.S.-Japan Sister Cities bell ringing in Tulsa U.S.-Japan Sister Cities Bell Ringing in Tulsa By: Gitzel Puente Posted at 11:10 AM, Aug 08, 2020 and last updated 9:21 AM, Aug 08, 2020 TULSA, Okla. — Bells will be ringing Saturday night to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings in Japan and remember the lives lost. It's part of the U.S.-J...