Durham links with our friends in 9 cities in China, Costa Rica, England, Greece, Japan, Mexico, Romania, Russia, Tanzania
Our Sister City, Celaya, Mexico is celebrating its 450th Anniversary. Congratulations.
A Virtual Festival, Oct 17-18
Hosted by Sister Cities of Durham
Watch for the Link soon.
Join us for several days of virtual presentations about the many international groups in Durham and our links with Cities and Countries around the world.
Market Place for Vendors & Booths:
-- Vendors: Jewelry, Clothing, Art
-- International Cultural Booths
For Information, Contact:
Brady Surles, Executive Director,
Sister Cities of Durham
Toyama, Japan. Sister City with Durham since 1989.
Japan Bell Ringing,
7:15 pm, Wed, Aug. 5
Marked 75 Years of Peace between the US and Japan, since the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
42 people from Durham, Toyama, New York, Kansas, and California joined on Zoom to ring their bells 75 times to mark the 75 years of Peace.
Remarks were presented by:
-Toyama Mayor Mori
-Durham Mayor Schewel
-Toyama College of Foreign Languages
-Durham City Council Member Charlie Reece.
We enjoyed being a part of Durham's 2019 Holiday Parade. We had 9 nations with flags, banners, and dancers.
Our Celaya, Mexico group was colorful in the Parade, with their flag and car decorations. Their group included 4 dancers.
We strive to develop a peaceful world, with mutual understanding and cooperation, one person and one community at a time.
Our Mission: We partner with the City of Durham to organize and promote Sister Cities activities for Durham residents and to establish international Sister Cities relationships.
Pictured is our sign and the Sister Cities Peace Grove of Trees at Durham Central Park. The Grove of Trees will eventually include trees representing all our Sister Cities.
Durham students welcome visiting students from our Sister Cities at RDU airport.
We invite you to join us in Sister Cities of Durham to promote a greater understanding of Durham's international connections.
Annual Membership Dues:
-- Family Membership $35
-- Individual Membership $20
-- Student Membership $10
Also Life Time Membership $300
Payment can be made:
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Sister Cities of Durham
PO Box 767; Durham, NC 27702
Thanks for supporting Sister Cities of Durham
Each year Sister Cities recognizes individuals and organizations with the Mayor's Award for "Promoting International Understanding". Pictured are some of the recipients of this annual award at our Annual Meeting in Oct.