Video Resources


The following are video resources, which can be used as part of your Sister Cities Program presentation or simply viewed for their informative and inspirational content.

Leroy Allala, President and CEO, Sister Cities International, Inc., talks about the origins of the Sister Cities Program and its founder, U.S. President, Dwight D. Eisenhower. Clip includes remarks at the People-to- People Conference on September 11, 1956 by President Eisenhower.

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Ron Nirenberg, Mayor of San Antonio, Texas, talks about San Antonio’s Sister Cities Program and the value of strong sister city relationships as they relate to cultural, educational and economic enhancement, which enrich communities.

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Carlo Capua, Deputy Chief of Staff for Mayor and Council, City of Fort Worth, Texas, talks about Sister Cities International, the International Leadership Academy and the value of international friendship.

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This video clip conveys the transformational power of Global Youth Exchange. Exchange students talk about the interview process, international exchanges, meeting students in other countries, empathy for others and the International Leadership Academy.

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The Young Artists and Authors Showcase (YAAS) is an annual art contest sponsored by SCI that encourages youth worldwide to express the mission of Sister Cities International through original artwork, literature, poetry, photography, and music. Featured in this video are YAAS 2021 winners.

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A brief musical interlude sponsored by Musical Bridges Around the World, featuring Elemotho R.G. Mosimane, who is a Namibian-born musician that composes, records and performs his own music. In the clip, Elemotho is accompanied by a virtual ensemble.

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