Denver Sister Cities International - Sparking the New Global Conversation
The Envoy: News & Events from DSCI
May 2017
In This Issue
Worldwide Festival volunteers needed!
Asian Art Association Events
Discover Northwest France
Student Ambassadors
Mongolia!
Bocce in the Park
Ethiopian Adventure
Committee Meetings
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Get involved with Sister Cities!
VOLUNTEER FOR THE
WORLDWIDE FESTIVAL 


HELP US TO ORGANIZE DENVER'S PREMIER INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL! 

Video of the 2016 Worldwide Festival
by Bridget Galaty
THANK YOU!
CITY OF TAKAYAMA
PARK CLEAN-UP
SATURDAY, MAY 6
9am - noon
No gardening experience is necessary
ARRIVEDERCI
to our Italian travelers
who are on their way to our Sister City of Potenza!
GRAZIE MILLE TO 
VOLONTANTE FANTASTICO
KATHY JACKSON 
FOR PLANNING AND COORDINATING THIS TRIP!
REGISTER NOW FOR
WORLD TRADE DAY 2017
YOUTH MEMBER
BRIDGET GALATY
WINS PRESTIGIOUS
BOETTCHER SCHOLARSHIP

Bridget traveled to Mongolia with Denver Sister Cities on our Luby-Jenkins Student Exchange Prog ram. 
 
She also created the award-winning video below on the history of Denver Sister Cities and the Sister City movement.

CO NGRATULATIONS, BRIDGET!
Denver Sister Cities: Leading a Global Movement
Denver Sister Cities: Leading a Global Movement

DONATE TO
DENVER SISTER CITIES
WHILE SHOPPING ON 
AMAZON!

DENVER SISTER CITIES 
INTERNATIONAL

Board of Directors

Tyler Rauert, President
Jessica Skibo, Vice-President
Michael Frank, Treasurer
Jason Nagy, Historian

Jim Aubrey, At-Large
Sean Bradley, At-Large
David Dickerson, At-Large
Debbie Kacik, At-Large
Devron McMillin, At-Large
Manuel Moreno, At-Large
Derek Okubo, At-Large
Sverrie Ragnarsson, At-Large
Gayle Stallings, Liaison
Christopher Teed, At-Large
Beth Hendrix, Executive Director

City Leadership Advisory Council

France Addington-Lee, Kunming Co-Chair
Maria Allen, Potenza Chair
Pani Beigi, Chennai Chair
Steve Comstock, Takayama Chair
Laurette Heppell, Brest Chair
Jeanie Johnson, Kunming Co-Chair
Charles Kreiman, Axum Chair
Joseph Odhiambo, Nairobi Chair
Gayle Stallings, Liaison
Andrew Thangasamy, Karmiel Chair
James Wagenlander, Ulaanbaatar Chair
Aaron and Lacey Walker, Akureyri Co-Chairs


  Wednesday May 10, 2017  12pm-1pm   Lower Level Lecture Room  
North Building, DAM
  Harrison Tu
Calligrapher
Editor-in-Chief - Chinese American Post, Lecturer at Naropa University
Chinese Calligraphy:
Not Just a Visual Art
Among all Chinese arts, calligraphy stands out as the most unique visual representation of Chinese philosophy and aesthetic taste. An excellent calligraphy is not just a piece of beautiful visual art, it is also a reflection of the artist's interpretation of a belief or a philosophical concept. In this presentation, Chinese calligrapher Harrison Xinshi Tu will elaborate on contemporary Chinese calligraphy through his artistic journey, as well as to introduce the DAM's collection of his art which is on display in the Asian gallery.  Lecture group will visit the gallery under the direction of Mr. Tu.

Non-DAM members must purchase a general admission ticket as well as a lecture ticket.
 AAA Members Free 
Teacher, Students and Docents $5 
DAM/non-AAA members $7
General Public $10
+++++++++++++
  Wednesday  June 21, 2017   6:30pm  Sharp Auditorium, Hamilton Building, DAM
     Eugene Wang  
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Professor of Asian Art at Harvard University
What Was The 
Terracotta Army For?
The First Emperor's tomb complex, with its auxiliary pits filled with thousands of life-size terracotta figures, has been hailed as the Eighth Wonder of the World. Other than the massive scale of the underground formation, what is it that we should really wonder about? Mysteries abound. Join Professor Eugene Y. Wang of Harvard University to explore: Why do these figures wear strange slanting hairdos rarely seen at the time? Why do the terracotta army and the emperor's "spirit carriages" face opposite directions?  If the body is unreliable, as study of Chinese belief suggests, how was afterlife imagined? Was the tomb complex really about the preservation of the emperor's corpse? Was the terracotta army there to defend the First Emperor's tomb?
No Charge. Reception to follow. Reservation requested:
 
VIVA COLORADO!
CINCO DE MAYO

     In 1861,  Benito Juárez, a lawyer and member of the indigenous Zapotec tribe, was elected president of  Mexico. At the time, the country was in financial ruin after years of internal strife, and the new president was forced to default on debt payments to European governments.  In response, France, Britain and Spain sent naval forces to  Veracruz , Mexico, demanding repayment. Britain and Spain negotiated with Mexico and withdrew their forces.
     France, however, ruled by  Napoleon III, decided to use the opportunity to carve an empire out of Mexican territory. Late in 1861, a well-armed French fleet stormed Veracruz, landing a large force of troops and driving President Juárez and his government into retreat.
     Certain that success would come swiftly, 6,000 French troops under General Charles Latrille de Lorencez set out to attack  Puebla de Los Angeles, a small town in east-central Mexico. From his new headquarters in the north, Juárez rounded up a ragtag force of 2,000 loyal men-many of them either indigenous Mexicans or of mixed ancestry-and sent them to Puebla.
     The vastly outnumbered and poorly supplied Mexicans, led by Texas-born General Ignacio Zaragoza, fortified the town and prepared for the French assault. On May 5, 1862, Lorencez gathered his army, supported by heavy artillery, before the city of Puebla and led an assault.
     The battle lasted from daybreak to early evening, and when the French finally retreated they had lost nearly 500 soldiers. Fewer than 100 Mexicans had been killed in the clash.
     Although not a major strategic win in the overall war against the French, Zaragoza's success at Puebla on May 5 represented a great symbolic victory for the Mexican government and bolstered the resistance movement. In 1867, thanks in part to military support and political pressure from the United States, which was finally in a position to aid its besieged neighbor after the end of the  Civil War, France finally withdrew from Mexico.
 
    DID YOU KNOW?
Denver's neighbor to the south,
PUEBLO, COLORADO,
is Sister Cities with
PUEBLA, MEXICO!
ONLY TWO SPOTS LEFT!
Discover Northwest France
June 4 - 15, 2017

Join us for a journey to one of the most distinctive regions in France, taste the exquisite cuisine made with authentic products from their soil and sea. Bretagne has a history that connects Denver to its Sister City of Brest since 1948. This is a rich cultural experience with French natives. This trip is limited to 8 people, and there are only a few spots left.

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CEREMONY OF 
YOUTH AMBASSADORSHIP

HOSTED BY
DENVER MAYOR
MICHAEL B. HANCOCK
AND
DENVER CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 
KENDRA BLACK

TO CELEBRATE DENVER'S
NEWEST YOUTH AMBASSADORS
RECENTLY RETURNED FROM THE 2017 STUDENT EXCHANGE 
IN OUR SISTER CITY OF 
BREST, FRANCE


Arapahoe High School
Bear Creek High School
Denver Center for International Studies - Baker
Denver Center for International Studies - Montbello
East High School

THANKS ALWAYS TO OUR VOLUNTEERS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE POND WHO MAKE THESE LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCES HAPPEN, ESPECIALLY
LAURETTE HEPPELL 
AND 
LAURENCE MICHELET






TRAVEL WITH
DENVER SISTER CITIES
AND 
W ORLD  DEN VE R
TO
MONGOLIA
August 14 - 28, 2017

Mongolian Steppes -  Gobi Desert
- Nomadic Herdsmen -
amidst
a modern Mongolia
The Little Huntress by 2016 traveler Lisa Biancaluna

Explore the open lands of Mongolia by a Land Cruiser convoy, converse with leadership, and party in the Gobi under the moonlight  with nomadic herdsmen.  V isit Mongolia's new world-class copper mine, caravan through wide-open lands, and camp at massive sand dunes before relaxing at the famous Three Camel Eco-Lodge. You will focus on Mongolia like few others can.  The journeys will allow you to experience and feel the history of Chinggis  Khan and the rush of modernity in these rarely-traveled lands.  We also hope to volunteer for two half-days on a  community medical mission. This adventure will open eyes wider for even the most experienced international traveler.
 
CLICK HERE FOR DETAILED ITINERARY AND PRICING
Denver-Potenza Sister Cities presents
BOCCE IN THE PARK

Sat., June 10
9am - 2pm


(Holly St. @ Cherry Creek South)
Parking and park access: west on Nebraska Way, south of Cherry Creek South Dr.

$35/person or $125/team of 4
Breakfast & lunch included
No experience needed


 
All proceeds benefit the 
Italian student exchange at 
Denver Ce nter for International Studies

ETHIOPIAN 
ADVENTURE
September 25 - October 9
Addis Ababa - Yeha Ruins
UNESCO World Heritage Site Lalibela
Axum - Adama



about this once-in-a-lifetime adventure
MONTHLY COMMITTEE 
GATHERINGS and EVENTS

All events listed are open to the public -- 
ALL ARE WELCOME!

Tuesday, May 9th, 5:30 p.m.: NAIROBI; 
DSCI's offices at Geotech, 2650 East 40th Avenue, Denver


Thursday, May 11th, 6:30 p.m.:  POTENZA; Undici, 1200 E. Hampden Ave.

Friday, May 12th, 6:00 p.m.: BREST; DSCI's offices at Geotech, 2650 East 40th Avenue, Denver

Monday, May 15th, 6:00 p.m.: BOARD OF DIRECTORS; DSCI's offices at Geotech, 2650 East 40th Avenue, Denver

Tuesday, May 16th, 7:00 p.m.: TAKAYAMA; please call 303-832-1336 for location

Wednesday, May 17th, 6:00 p.m.: KUNMING; 
DSCI's offices at Geotech, 2650 East 40th Avenue, Denver

Wednesday, May 24th, 6:00 p.m.: AXUMDSCI's offices at Geotech, 2650 East 40th Avenue, Denver