Birmingham Sister Cities is a nonprofit increasing international opportunity in Birmingham, Alabama.
Birmingham Sister Cities is a non-profit citizen group dedicated to the cultivation of global cooperation, cultural understanding, and economic development between the City of Birmingham and our Sister Cities around the world.
Birmingham has amassed quite the extended family through its global Sister City relationships over the years.
Our relationship with Ukraine is one of our strongest and we've enjoyed cheering on our "other home team" at The World Games this past week.
Congratulations on the success thus far!
Learn about Ukraine and its special relationship with Birmingham. ❤️
St Patrick's Parade in Birmingham, AL.
See you at the St. Patrick's Parade.
Saturday, March 19th.
See image below for route information.
Birmingham Sister Cities has been facilitating people-to-people relationships with Ukraine since 1999. Nearly 100 professionals have visited Birmingham, Alabama, since 1999. Many others have become life-long friends. Funds and medical supplies are needed. Please stand with Ukraine by donating today at
Additionally, Bham Now has listed actions you can take to support Ukraine from Birmingham. Visit
Dear friends of Vinnytsia and Ukraine,``` Ukraine fights for its freedom right now. Armed Forces of Ukraine stand against Russian enemy in every part of the country right now. Russian war criminals are firing on civilians right now. And I am absolutely sure it is not only just that. We are fighting....
Please join the Sister Cities International Honoring Women Public and Elected Officials: A Celebration of International Women’s Day event on March 8, 2022, at 10am CST, for a fast-paced and engaging 1-hour conversation.
Birmingham IRISH Cultural Society 42nd Annual St Pat’s Celebration Dinner
March, 12, 2022
Call 205- 908-6617 for details.
How do we make hope tangible?
Mayor Randall Woodfin shares his vision for Birmingham in 2022 and beyond in his State of the Community conversation.
How do we make hope tangible? Mayor Randall Woodfin shares his vision for Birmingham in 2022 and beyond in his State of the Community conversation.
Ethan Hill named a Top 20 finalist in
the 2022 Time and Nickelodeon Kid of the Year
Congratulations to Ethan Hill, a sixth grader at Phillips Academy, for being named a Top 20 finalist in the 2022 Time and Nickelodeon Kid of the Year. The program recognizes extraordinary young leaders who made amazing and admirable contributions in a variety of areas in 2021.
Ethan, who lives in eastern Birmingham with parents Ebony M Hill and David W.Hill Jr and brother Skyler, has been making care kits for the homeless since 2016. He also started his own nonprofit, Ethan's Heart-Bags4Blessings, to continue his mission. This 11-year-old honor student is the only student from Alabama in the Top 20.
Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy.
Board of Director, Marty Connor, working to bring back the St. Patrick's Day Parade. We are looking forward to March 19, 2022. 🍀
Birmingham Sister Cities and our partners in Maebashi, Japan, held a virtual discussion among college-age students. Students enjoyed this honest conversation so much that they wanted to continue, even after two hours of chatting. These connections build character and bridge life-long relationships.
Jalen, thanks for sharing your newsletter while you are in Maebashi.
For this virtual event, Birmingham Southern College students participated.
Message from 2021-2022 Board Chair, Gwen Amamoo
Happy New Year from Birmingham Sister Cities to you.
Birmingham Sister Cities' Mission: To promote peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation with cultural, educational, economic, and humanitarian endeavors.
Currently, our partners are located throughout the U.S., China, Czech Republic, England, Ghana, Israel, Hungary, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Senegal, and Ukraine.
If you are interested in culinary, check out:
Black Food by Bryant Terry
A beautiful, rich, and groundbreaking book exploring Black foodways within America and around the world, curated by food activist and author of Vegetable Kingdom Bryant Terry.
AshaKiran invites you to their upcoming Domestic Violence Awareness Month event, called Standing in Solidarity Against Domestic Violence. Staff and A&M University students will gather together on Wednesday, October 20 at 1:00 pm. At that time, people across the state will join us to read a pledge against domestic violence.
Ways you can participate:
Watch our livestream at 1:00 pm on October 20th on our page: AshaKiran Facebook
Post on social media and send us a video of you and/or your group reciting the solidarity pledge with us!
Share the Facebook event: Standing in Solidarity Against Domestic Violence (facebook.com)
Sinners, Sorority Girls, Felons & Freedom Fighters: Minnie Bruce Pratt Tells Q***r Alabama Stories
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
You don't want to miss this virtual event with LGBTQ+ activist, poet, anti-racist, anti-imperialist Minnie Bruce Pratt, who will discuss their life and work in the struggle for human rights.
Minnie Bruce Pratt will join us to discuss her life and her work in anti-imperialism, anti-racism, and human rights for the LGBTQ+ community.
Tuesday, October 19th, at 5pm Central, the Birmingham Committee on Foreign Relations's own Henry Joe will moderate a discussion with Mei Fong, Chief Communications Officer at Human Rights Watch and the author of “One Child: The Story of China’s Most Radical Experiment,” which won a non-fiction award from the American Society of Journalists and Authors. Foreign Policy magazine listed her on their Top 50 list of US-China influencers.
This Birmingham Committee on Foreign Relations-exclusive discussion will be followed by a conversation with CNN's Fareed Zakaria. You don't want to miss this one!
When: Oct 19, 2021 05:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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UAB Human Rights Institute
An Evening with Professor Carol Anderson: Framing Inequality Through Race and Policy
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Please join us for this virtual event with acclaimed author Dr. Carol Anderson, who will discuss her work on how racial inequality and racism shape policy and outcomes in our society. A professor of African American Studies at Emory University, Dr. Anderson is the author of several noted works, including White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Nation's Divide and The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America.
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Southern Automotive Conference in Birmingham, Alabama from October 13 - 15, 2021.
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The Week At State • A review of the week's events at the State Department, Sept. 27-Oct. 3, 2021
U.S. Department of State: Consular Affairs
In “The Week at State,” Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken travels to Pittsburgh to participate in the inaugural U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council Minis...
If you didn’t watch Dancing with the Stars this week, here’s what you missed:
Suni Lee, Olympic gold medalist and a freshman at Auburn University (located in Alabama) performed a cha-cha with Farber to the tune of “I Like It” by CardiB, Bad Bunny and J Balvin.
Let's celebrate and support Suni Lee each week!!!
Dancing With The Stars
The Olympic gold medalist -- and Auburn University freshman -- said she's feeling the pressure on the ABC reality series.
Birmingham Sister Cities and Global Ties Alabama partnership facilitate conversations to increase awareness and understanding of diverse perspectives.
Please join Global Ties Alabama on September 15th at 9 AM CST as they explore Selma.
In the small little county, sitting on the banks of the Alabama River is a town. A town so full of history and advancement, it is known worldwide. Selma, Alabama is a landmark for the Civil Rights movement of the 20th century. Many know of the March from Selma to Montgomery, however, the history of Selma runs much deeper. The Jackson Museum located in Selma Alabama in 1965 was just as important as the white house. This project is intended to engage the public, offer a deep dive into our nation's history and politics, and include leaders in the field who are experts on the civil rights movement and Alabama’s global position as a model for peace.
Global Ties Alabama
Global Ties U.S.
Join the Global Week to , September 17-28, 2021
We are only three weeks away from the Global Week to , a major mobilization moment to drive action for the Sustainable Development Goals! The UN SDG Action Campaign and 700+ partners from all over the world registered 56 million actions in 2020 and this year we are counting on you to help us increase that number by millions more. Make your actions count - go to http://ow.ly/W04X50FX5Kn and find out how
Each September while world leaders gather at the high-level opening of the United Nations General Assembly, thousands of organizations from civil society, youth groups, national and local governments, institutions, businesses and individuals all across the world take part in the Global Week to Act4S
Outbreak Alabama: Charles Barkley on the ‘stupid’ reason people aren’t getting vaccinated
"Nobody likes being told what to do, but this is a little bit different," the NBA legend told AL.com.
We would like to congratulate Mayor Randall Woodfin for his commitment to serving Birmingham another four years.
Additionally, we congratulate Councilor Hunter Williams
(District 2), Councilor Valerie A. Abbott (District 3), Councilor Darrell O'Quinn (District 5), Councilor Crystal N. Smitherman (District 6), District 7 Councilor Wardine Alexander (District 7), and Carol Clarke for District 8 (District 8).
We are excited about the opportunity to work with each of you. Let's continue to promote cultural awareness and education, prepare our young leaders to compete globally, and increase international collaborations with Birmingham's colleges/universities, medical institutions, sports teams, technology ecosystem, and businesses with partners in our 15 global communities.
Meet Ashley M. Jones, the first Black Poet Laureate of Alabama
Congratulations Ashley Jones!
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BIRMINGHAM, AL---The Magic City Poetry Festival is proud to announce our founder, Ashley M. Jones, has been named the next Poet Laureate for Alabama. The commendation was made during Sunday’s Alabama Writers Cooperative members meeting during the Cooperative’s yearly writers conference. Jones is...
Alabama now 4th in the nation for new COVID cases
“They beg me for the vaccine. They beg me to save them," said nurse manager Abby Wilson. "I just have to look at them and say, ‘It’s too late right.'"
USA Floorball National Championships
August 27-29, 2021
BJCC East Exhibit Hall
What a GREAT Summit!!! BAR, thanks for inviting my Board of Directors, Nan Baldwin, and I to speak at your 2021 Global Business Summit.
And thank you for your continued support of Birmingham Sister Cities. Partnerships such as ours are critical to helping us promote global cooperation, cultural understanding, and economic development between the people of the Birmingham metropolitan community and cities around the world.
Do more than learn about the world. Understand it. Learn more about Birmingham Sister Cities.
On June 26, 2015, when the Supreme Court ruled that state bans on gay marriage were unconstitutional, it marked the end point of a 25-year civil rights battle that began in Hawaii in 1990 and played out across the country—from churches to hedge funds to courtrooms.
Journalist and author Sasha Issenberg chronicles this journey in his new book, The Engagement, which U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg calls “an engrossing account of social change, political will and human rights.” Issenberg will talk with Citizen Executive Editor Roxanne Patel Shepelavy about the path to success for gay marriage, what it says about our American project, and the lessons to be learned for our ongoing civil rights movements.
RSVP HERE: https://thephiladelphiacitizen.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3089138f987fae38d9964b335&id=173c29ffaa&e=ecab8c1611
I’ve seen such a drastic change;’ Freedom School empowering students in rural Alabama
Educators say that effort is more important than ever after a year of the pandemic, and amid a national conversation where multicultural education is under attack.
COVID delta variant: Which mask offers the most protection? Are COVID vaccines free?
Mask quality can play a big role in preventing the spread of COVID-19.
Jun Mizutani and Mima Ito best Chinese pair to win Japan’s first Olympic gold in table tennis https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2021/07/26/olympics/summer-olympics/table-tennis/japan-table-tennis-gold/?app
5 things The Alabama Education Lab learned from teachers this week https://www.al.com/educationlab/2021/07/5-things-the-alabama-education-lab-learned-from-teachers-this-week.html
Join us for a slow and luxurious read of Octavia E. Butler's published works
PLEASE JOIN US FOR …
INNOVATION IN EDUCATION
Wednesday, July 14, at 6pm at Fitler Club and Zoom
Join us for an enlightening conversation about new models for classroom and out-of-class learning success, featuring Carlos Moreno, executive director of Big Picture Learning, a student-centered learning model in 150 schools, including two in Philadelphia; Sylvester Mobley, founder of Philly’s Coded By Kids; and Heidi Ramirez, former Philly School Reform Commissioner and chief academic officer of Milwaukee Public Schools. The Philadelphia Citizen’s Co-founder Larry Platt will moderate with Michael Forman, chairman/CEO of FS Investments and co-founder of Fitler Club.
RSVP HERE: https://philadelphia-citizen.ticketleap.com/innovation-education/
Happy Fourth of July!
A Guide To Gender Identity Terms
How do I make sure I use the right pronouns for someone? And what if I mess up? Language can change quickly. Here's a guide to talking gender in its beautiful complexity.
Spark is a new, one-week program at Leadership Greater Huntsville. This program is designed for local college students who are emerging leaders that are passionate about our community and want to learn how to make a difference. This program is also a workforce retention effort to help keep these talented students in the North Alabama area after graduation.
Submit Application Here:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSci3TkqjGmKaGFpvUV-zvVAO7QmrZpUn4s9CW9a9uEvMPizGQ/viewform
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The budget was presented yesterday by Mayor Woodfin. Sister Cities is not in it. Sister Cities has been a staple in this community since the Arrington Administration. Please let Mayor Woodfin know how important Sister Cities is you and to Birmingham.
You can access the budget at https://www.birminghamal.gov/budget2019.
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