American Retrenchment: Implications for India and Asia

The Delhi Committee of CSCI is sponsoring American Retrenchment: Implications for India and Asia, a discussion at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Dr. C. Raja Mohan, a leading strategic thinker and commentator on international security, defense, and Asian strategic issues, will visit the Chicago Council on Global Affairs as its inaugural Marshall M. Bouton…

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KICkin’ It for Ghana

Help bring a Ghanaian Youth U14 team to Chicago this summer for an Olympic-style international youth soccer tournament played along the lakefront, the Chicago KICS CUP. Enjoy live music by Blue Sky Blind, complimentary beer and wine, and light appetizers while supporting a great cause! We will also have a silent auction featuring items such as…

Lessons in Effective Social Services Across International Contexts

Join a presentation and discussion about effective social service policy and practice across international contexts. Chicago delegates who traveled to Osaka in 2015 for an annual week-long social services exchange will discuss findings as they pertain to ethnic minorities, LGBT services, mental illness, developmental disabilities, homelessness and older adults. 6:00PM Reception 6:30PM Presentations from Exchange Participants 7:30PM Q&A RSVP…

Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Chicago-Belgrade Sister City Relationship

In 2015, Chicago celebrated a significant milestone in its strong relationship with Serbia—the 10th anniversary of its sister city relationship with Belgrade. To mark the next chapter in the sister city relationship between Chicago and Belgrade, the Belgrade Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International will host an official celebration on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 from…

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絆 Kizuna 5: Voices of the Youth Photo Exhibition

The 絆 Kizuna 5: Voices of the Youth photo exhibition displays the photos of Sendai-based photographer Kiyotaka Shishido who visited the Tohoku region of Japan to visually document portraits of children who participated in a video project to mark the 5th anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami of 2011. Accompanying each photo will be…

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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…