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Children & Family, Adults, Teens, Arts Pop

Roanoke Valley Sister Cities Pop-Up

Sunday, March 08, 2020

12:00pm - 5:00pm

Free and Open to All

Learn about a variety of cultures from around the world with Roanoke Valley Sister Cities!

Since its inception, the Sister Cities International network has played a key role in establishing and strengthening important global relationships. It was created at President Eisenhower’s 1956 White House summit on citizen diplomacy, where he envisioned a network that would be a champion for peace and prosperity by fostering bonds among people from different communities around the world.

Roanoke Valley Sister Cities provides connections to four continents and seven different countries through its artistic, educational, medical, municipal, social, humanitarian and business exchanges.

Their most recent exchanges and events include welcoming a guest artist exhibit and a business intern from St-Lô, France; sending a youth delegation and medical students to Wonju, South Korea; hosting a municipal delegation from Lijiang, China; featuring delicious Polish food at an Opole, Poland, booth at the annual Local Colors Festival; aiding a widow and orphans home in Kisumu, Kenya; visiting with municipal and university officials in Pskov, Russia; and providing financial aid to an orphanage for children with AIDS in Florianópolis, Brazil.

To learn more about Roanoke Valley Sister Cities, visit their web site at https://www.rvsci.us.

This pop-up is free and open to the public as part of Roanoke Arts POP!, a winter celebration of arts and culture in Virginia's Blue Ridge.

Nearly two dozen organizations from the region will gather at the Taubman Museum of Art March 6-8 to share what makes them - and southwest Virginia - so culturally vibrant and fun. Don’t miss out!

Roanoke Arts POP! is generously supported by the Roanoke Cultural Endowment and Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge.

Logo courtesy of Roanoke Valley Sister Cities