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International Festival 2012 Summary

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Nordic Folk Dancers of Chicago performs at the Festival

The 7th Annual Chicago Sister Cities International Festival will transform Daley Plaza into an international village filled with merchants, food, music, and dance from Chicago’s 28 Sister Cities. Nordic Folk Dancers of Chicago will be performing traditional and beautiful dance representing the culture and heritage of Gothenburg, Sweden.

MOSCOW: Russia Day Celebration 2012

On June 14,2012, the Moscow Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International hosts more than 250 Russians and Americans to celebrate Russia Day at a black-tie gala at the Chicago Cultural Center. The event honors Russia’s national holiday, which is celebrated on June 12 and commemorates the day when the Russian Parliament formally declared sovereignty over…

Raoul Wallenberg Commemoration

The Gothenburg Committee is co-sponsoring a ceremony honoring the Swedish diplomat and humanitarian Raoul Wallenberg for his courage and actions that saved thousands of Jewish lives in Hungary 1944. The one-hour ceremony will feature a beautiful flag raising ceremony, greeting from Honorary Consul General Ulf Anvin and traditional summer songs by Swedish chorus Merula at Daley…

Lahore Celebrates 5th Anniversary

The Lahore Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International is hosting a reception in celebration of the 5th Anniversary of Chicago’s Sister City relationship with Lahore in the G.A.R. Hall and Rotunda of the Chicago Cultural Center. Members of the Pakistani community and supporters including the Honorable Consul General Khan, Tammy Duckworth and Pamela Leeming, the…

25th Anniversary Reception

The Gothenburg Committee is hosting a cocktail reception in celebration of Chicago’s and Gothenburg’s 25th anniversary as Sister Cities at Maxim’s: The Nancy Goldberg International Center. Memories from the past and future projects will be discussed over a smorgasbord of Swedish delicacies.

Mayor Haibo of Shenyang visits Chicago

Chen Haibo, Mayor of Shenyang will visit Chicago on August 13, 2011. During the trip, Mayor Chen and Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel will renew and re-emphasize the strong relationship between Chicago and Shenyang.  

Accra Committee Fundraising Reception

The Accra Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International celebrated Ghana’s 51st Republic Anniversary with a fundraising reception at Akainyah Gallery. The proceeds of the event will help to send textbooks to schools in Accra with Books for Africa.

Swinging Shanghai

The China Committee of the Chicago Sister Cities International is hosting a fundraising dinner to celebrate the cosmopolitan sophistication of Shanghai in the 1920’s and 1930’s. Swinging Shanghai will take place at the elegant Maxim’s, 24 E. Goethe Street, with elegant Chinese food, intriguing entertainment, and tempting silent auction items with a Chinese flair. Proceeds from…

Books for Africa

The Accra Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International raises money for Books for Africa to ship 22,000 textbooks to children in need and stock libraries with outdated books in Accra, Ghana. Currently, books in some of the libraries in Accra and surrounding towns have copyright dates in the 1960s and ’70s. Additionally, the government has built…

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