Sister Cities Inaugural Gala Honors the World
By Javier Rodriguez 1/17/2017
It was a night of international glamour.
Ambassadors, diplomats, municipal officials, and community leaders attended the Sister Cities Inaugural Gala in Washington D.C. tonight to celebrate Donald Trump’s peaceful transition of power.
The S.C.I. goal is to promote peace through people-to-people relationships with programs varying from basic cultural exchange programs to shared research and development projects between cities from different countries.
Walter Juraszek is a Polish S.C.I volunteer and he told WEBN that he loves to see countries get together and make things happen.
“It’s so important to form a relationship with other countries…it will help the next generation live in peace, not war,” said Juraszek.
President Dwight Eisenhower had created the S.C.I. in 1956. Since then, every American president has served as its Honorary Chairman.
Mary Kane, the president and CEO of S.C.I., is looking forward to working with President-elect Donald Trump.
“We are always honored that the President of the United States is our honorary chairman and we’re hoping to build connections through local programs across the world,” said Kane.
Currently there are 150 countries with over 600 members and 2,300 partnerships.