In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the first social services exchange hosted by Chicago, and to commemorate this model of cultural collaboration and sharing of best practices, Chicago Sister Cities International is convening a two-day conference on June 9 and 10. The conference will allow participants to:
- Learn from international delegates about a variety of cultural visions and best practices
- Address the interconnected social challenges faced by cities around the world
- Strategize on how to expand cross cultural collaboration to improve social services globally
- Network with internationally-minded social services professionals
- Receive 7 Continuing Education Units
All international cities that have participated in past exchanges will come together to explore topics around the theme of “Diverse International Approaches to the Prevention of Violence & Abuse.”
Experts from Chicago's sister cities of Birmingham, United Kingdom; Casablanca, Morocco; Durban, South Africa; Hamburg, Germany; Osaka, Japan; Paris, France; and Shanghai, China will participate in the conference.
A limited number of tickets are available to this free conference.
Also featured will be keynote addresses by Bryan Samuels, Chaplin Hall Executive Director at the University of Chicago, and Robyn L. Golden, Director of Population Health and Aging Services at Rush University Medical Center