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Film Screening of The Elementary School

T. G. Masaryk Czech School together with the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Chicago, the Prague Committee of Sister Cities International, Facets Multimedia, American Sokol, Czech Catholic Mission and the Czech American Community Center present a screening of The Elementary School in celebration of Zdeněk Svěrák’s 80th birthday. The newly restored digital version of…

Post-Screening Reception for Land of Songs

The Vilnius Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International is sponsoring a post-screening reception with Lithuanian food and drink after the Lithuanian film Land of Songs during the 19th Chicago European Union Film Festival, of which CSCI is a sponsor. Ticket to the film required to attend the post-screening reception. San Francisco-based filmmaker Aldona Watts, the granddaughter of…

Traditional Lithuanian Easter Egg Decorating Workshop

Join the Vilnius Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International and the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture at a Traditional Lithuanian Easter Egg Decorating Workshop to learn the ancient art of decorating eggs using the etching technique. This annual workshop, usually held at the Museum, has become increasingly popular and gained attention not only among the Lithuanian community,…

絆 Kizuna 5 Panel Discussion: Emergency Response for Natural Disasters and Global Partnership

To commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami of 2011, the Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago will be hosting a panel discussion on emergency response and the importance of international cooperation during natural disasters. This panel discussion on natural disasters and global partnerships seeks to spread knowledge and awareness of…

Women in Leadership

The Moscow Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International celebrated International Women’s Day with Women in Leadership on the evening of Thursday, March 10, 2016, at the Union League Club of Chicago. With over 80 guests, including Russian-speaking and American guests, both ladies and gentlemen, Women in Leadership featured a panel of distinguished women who have…

絆 Kizuna 5 Economic Seminar

The 絆 Kizuna 5 Economic Seminar will feature a special program on doing business in Japan’s Tohoku region. Akihiro Ohyama, Chairman of IRIS USA will be featured as a speaker. More information and speakers to be announced. The economic seminar is part of 絆 Kizuna 5: Voices of the Youth, the fifth phase of an ongoing project focused…

絆 Kizuna 5: Voices of the Youth Commemoration Ceremony

  To commemorate the 5th anniversary of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, the Osaka Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International is hosting a ceremony to remember the victims, celebrate the reconstruction of the Tohoku region and show continued support from the people of Chicago to those affected by the earthquake and tsunami. The ceremony will feature…

The Meaning of Life, A Lucerne Artist-in-Residence Exhibition

On February 26, 2016 from 7-10pm, join the Lucerne Committee of CSCI for the exhibition The Meaning of Life, A New Comic by Anja Wicki, the current artist-in-residence at the Lucerne Artist Studio, 903. N. Damen Avenue. For over ten years, Chicago and Lucerne have worked together on artist exchanges between the two cities. The…

Observations from a Chicago Social Services Delegation

Four National Association of Social Workers (NASW) members were selected for a delegation to travel to Shanghai, China, in October 2015 to learn about and advise on service strategies for older adults in this city of 24 million people. This presentation will include an overview of Shanghai’s approach to services, delegates’ observations and lessons learned, and…

Film Screening and Post-Screening Reception: “The Babushkas of Chernobyl”

Join the Kyiv Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International at the Gene Siskel Film Center for the Chicago premiere of the documentary The Babushkas of Chernobyl on Sunday, January 17 at 5:00 pm, followed by a post-screening reception, co-hosted by the committee. The film is also being screened at 7:45 pm on Saturday, January 16. Director Holly Morris…

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