Video conferencing amid pandemic helps sister cities stay in touch

Aug 04, 2020 325

BY: Rita Cipalla

The ties between Seattle and Perugia, capital city of Umbria, go back more than 25 years when a pact of friendship was signed by both mayors. As with many new friendships, there was an immediate interest to get to know one another by sharing information, swapping events, even visiting in person.

Through the Seattle-Perugia Sister City Association, over the decades the two cities have exchanged art exhibits, welcomed ceramic artists under thedePoi artist exchange program, awarded scholarships for members to learn Italian at Perugia’s Università per Stranieri, and sponsored the latest  Italian films at Seattle’s popular Cinema Italian Style.  

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