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Bogota Committee Activities
Committee Co-Chair: Marcelino Garcia
Committee Co-Chair: Ruben Ocampo
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Recently, the Advisory Board of Chicago Sister Cities International approved a resolution to require each of our sister city committees to have two individuals serve as co-chairs. To this end, CSCI is honored to welcome five newly appointed co-chairs: Ruben Ocampo, Co-Chair of the Bogota Committee Annette Seaburg, Co-Chair of the Gothenburg Committee Adriana Escárcega,…
The Bogota Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International received a private tour of the Doris Salcedo exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA) on Tuesday, May 12. This is the first retrospective of the Colombian artist, who resides and works in the city of Bogota. Salcedo’s work is deeply rooted in her country’s…
Join the Bogota and Mexico City Committees of Chicago Sister Cities International at the Gene Siskel Film Center as they host a pre-screening reception at 1:30pm before the screening of the Chicago premiere of the documentary Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez at 3pm. Raised by grandparents in northern Colombia, Gabriel García Márquez, 1982…
The Bogota Committee of CSCI, in partnership with the Consulate General of Colombia in Chicago, hosts Colombia’s Independence Day Celebration on Sunday, July 26 from 11 am–1 pm at the Chicago Cultural Center’s Preston Bradley Hall. The event will include appetizers, a speaking program and cultural performances. Free and open to the public.
The Bogota Committee of CSCI, in partnership with the Consulate General of Colombia in Chicago, hosts Colombia’s Independence Day Celebration on Sunday, July 20 from 11 am–1 pm at the Chicago Cultural Center’s Preston Bradley Hall. The event will include a speaking program and cultural performance. Free and open to the public.
The Bogota Committee of CSCI is sponsoring a presentation by Nancy Pulecio Velez on her new book, The 4 Dimensions of Love, on May 30 at 5 pm at DePaul University, 14 E. Jackson Blvd, Daley Bldg, Room 805. The 4 Dimensions of Love is a book that aims to facilitate people to reconnect with themselves…
The Bogota Committee of CSCI is sponsoring a performance and reading with featured poets Hugo Mujica and Piedad Bonnett, celebrating two momentous occasions one hundred years in the past: the publication of Carl Sandburg’s “Chicago” in the March 1914 issue of Poetry, and the birth of Octavio Paz on Friday, April 25 at 7 p.m….