Sister Cities of Houston (SCH) hosted a meeting with members of the Consular Corps with Sister Cities relationships. Consul Generals, Vice-Consuls, Deputy Consul Generals, Chancellors and Directors Generals, to announce that the city of Houston has been selected to host the Sister Cities International (SCI) Conference from July 17-19, 2019, and invite these countries to join hands with SCH to help bring together a successful SCI Annual Conference “Cities Mean Business:”
United Arab Emirates
Countries with interest in establishing new Sister Cities relationships that attended our meeting are:
Additionally, members of the following Sister Cities of Houston (SCH) participated in the meeting:
We are very grateful to the Mayor’s Office of Trade & International Affairs and all the participants who made this meeting a very productive and successful event!!! Join us in Houston at the Sister Cities International (SCI) Conference from July 17-19, 2019. We are connecting locally and thriving globally!!
SCI Conference – Houston Host Committee
Register for the Sister Cities International Annual Conference 2019
Do join us for our first exciting meeting of the year on January 10, 2019!
We have a great speaker Dr. Irene Guenther with a topic that has affected all of us in one way or another: “The remarkable, haunting Life of Otto Schubert: a 20th century story.” Otto Schubert was a painter, graphic artist, illustrator, and draftsman, whose work was included in the infamous Entartete Kunst show, organized in Munich in 1937 by Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels. He was born in Dresden and lived, studied, and worked there most of his life. When he was just 22 years old, he was drafted into the army for WW I. From those fields of devastation he sent hauntingly beautifully painted postcards to his sweetheart Irma. You may recall that we visited the exhibit of some of the postcards some years back.
Dr. Irene Guenther painstakingly researched his art and life and wrote a wonderful book about Otto Schubert: Postcards from the Trenches: A German Soldier’s Testimony of the Great War. Come and hear how Guenther’s research took her into many different places, including attics and basements in the former East Germany, and what she found out about Schubert’s life until his death in 1970.