Durham links with our friends in 9 cities in China, Costa Rica, England, Greece, Japan, Mexico, Romania, Russia, Tanzania
A Virtual Festival in Oct.
Hosted by Sister Cities of Durham
Join us for several days of virtual presentations about the many international groups in Durham and their respective cities and countries.
Market Place for Vendors & Booths:
-- General Sales
-- International Restaurants
-- 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
Marking 75 Years of Peace between the US and Japan, since the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Our Toyama City Committee invites you to join us to ring a bell (any kind of bell) at 7:15 pm, Wed. Aug. 5.
That time is 8:15 am, Aug. 6 in Japan, due to the 13 hour time difference.
Cities in the US and Japan will join at that time to ring:
--In Durham, many churches will ring their church bells.
--You are encouraged to ring a bell(s) at home with family and neighbors.
--We will also have a Zoom gathering on that Wed.,
7 - 7:30 pm, where Mayor Schewel and Council Member Charlie Reece will join with us with comments.
If you are interested in joining the Zoom meeting, contact SCD Exec. Director, Brady Surles:
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.
Our Mission: To promote mutual understanding and cooperation between Durham and global cities, to encourage world peace.
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:
-- on our PayPal button on this page;
-- or Mail checks to:
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.