Monthly Archives: March 2013

Holocaust survivor delivers commencement address

Survivors are strong people. Having survived Auschwitz,  Noemi Ban has found a niche relating to her survival; she is the cofounder of Northwest Center for Holocause, Genocide and Ethnocide Education; something we should never forget. Learn more in this article found in the Bellingham Herald.

BELLINGHAM – Holocaust survivor Noemi Ban will receive an honorary doctorate from Western Washington University at the school’s winter commencement Saturday, March 23. Ban, who has shared with thousands of people her story of surviving the Auschwitz concentration camp, also will give the commencement address.
Ban will receive an honorary doctorate of Humane Letters at the commencement, which begins at 10 a.m. in Carver Gym.
Ban is the cofounder of the Northwest Center for Holocaust, Genocide and Ethnocide Education, housed in WWU’s Woodring College of Education. She has received a variety of awards for her work, as well as an honorary doctorate from Gonzaga University.

The ceremony also will be streamed live at

Click here to listen to her story. I’ts a simple mantra: do not hate.

17th Annual Seattle Sister Cities Reception

Mayor Mike McGinn and
City Council President Sally Clark,
and members of the Seattle City Council
Invite you to attend 

17th Annual Seattle Sister Cities Reception

May 9, 2013 (Thurs)

6:00 – 8:30pm |Seattle City Hall

 Join us to celebrate all of Seattle’s 21 sister city relationships, and enjoy food and entertainment from this year’s highlighted cities:

Chongqing (China), Limbe (Cameroon), Perugia (Italy), and Tashkent (Uzbekistan)!

SGSCA members can purchase their tickets from Barbara Lee 

News from Gdynia – January-February 2013

Gdynia Echo

Our sister city Gdynia started releasing a monthly bulletin called Gdynia Echo with news and information from their city. January-February issue attached below is the first one in the series. We will post following issues monthly as we receive them.

Read Gdynia Echo January-February 2013

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