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    Soup and Bread Fundraiser

    Based on Chicago’s own Soup and Bread at the Hideout Chicago, Chefs John Coletta, Jason Hammel, Matthias Merges and Gualtiero Marchesi each prepared a special soup that was served to over 75 guests. Guests donated funds that were given to Pane Quotidiano (Daily Bread), a not-for-profit organization that works on food security issues in Milan….


    Pilot Light Culinary Education Program

    Pilot Light representatives Chefs Jason Hammel and Matthias Merges, along with Pilot Light Executive Director Alexandra DeSorbo-Quinn, taught 30 teenaged school children from Milan the history of Chicago through the Chicago Hot Dog. The teens learned about Chicago and had the opportunity to try Chicago’s own version of the hot dog.   Chicago Week in…


    Chicago-Milan Luncheon

    Chefs John Coletta, Jason Hammel and Matthias Merges joined with famed Italian Chef Gualtiero Marchesi at his restaurant Il Marchesino for a special luncheon. The four chefs each prepared a course for 75 guests. Chicago Week in Milan   From September 3–5, 2015 in Chicago’s sister city of Milan, Italy, Chicago Sister Cities International presented…

    Reception Celebrating the Chicago Milan Sister City Relationship

    Over 200 guests from Milan and Chicago gathered at Milan’s City Hall, Palazzo Marino, to celebrate the Chicago-Milan sister city relationship. The event featured food by Chicago Chefs John Coletta, Jason Hammel and Matthias Merges; Bella Bacinos Italian Bistro & Pizzeria; Eli’s Cheesecake; and traditional Milanese dishes. Lagunitas’ Mozango! was served. JC Brooks performed for…

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    PRAGUE: A Heart For Václav Havel Sculpture

    When the members of a rock band called The Plastic People of the Universe were arrested in Communist Czechoslovakia in 1976, playwright Vaclav Havel issued his call to “live in truth” and led other intellectuals in a protest against the government action. His leadership led to Charter 77, the most important act of dissent against…


    Chicago’s Celebration of Expo Milano 2015

    Join Chicago Sister Cities International and its Milan Committee for a fundraiser at Kendall College on August 12 to celebrate the upcoming Chicago Week in Milan. The event will feature elements Chicago is highlighting in Milan, including celebrity chefs, specially crafted beer, and entertainment.

    PETACH TIKVA: Israel As An Export Market

    Join the Petach Tikva Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International for a business & networking seminar to learn about export opportunities and to find customers in Israel. The featured presenter will be Uriel Lynn, President of the Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce. Uriel Lynn is a past member of the Knesset (Israel’s Parliament) and…

    LAHORE: Jugni Reception & Play

    The Lahore Committee of CSCI and the Performance Club of Chicago are proud to present Jungi, a dramatic, passionate, and soul-searching exploration into the impact of violence on our society. Through the eyes of the play’s titular character, Jungi transports its audience across time and place to open a window into the role of violence…

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    PRAGUE: “Treasured Legacy” Exhibition

    As part of Prague Days Chicago, the Prague Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International and the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Chicago present the exhibition “Treasured Legacy.” The exhibit will be on display from June 12–July 31, 2015 at Maya Polsky Gallery. Alphonse Mucha, one of the greatest Czech artists, will be featured in this…

    CASABLANCA: Engaging Disengaged Youth: An Ongoing Dialogue Between Chicago and Casablanca

    Dominican University’s Graduate School of Social Work, Chicago Sister Cities International and the International Social Work Exchange Program are sponsoring social service delegates from Casablanca, Morocco from July 25-August 1. The purpose of the exchange is to explore how social service providers in Chicago and Casablanca are engaging youth at risk of joining gangs and…

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