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Monday, Sept.17, 2012
Time 6:30 pm


The Sister City relationship, Torino & Salt Lake City &
Utah's Former Vice Consul of Italy
Dr. Giovanni G. Maschero

Present the Free Lecture Series

Alessandro Galvani

Torino our Sister City

In 2002, Torino, Italy and Salt Lake City worked to forge a relationship between the two cities. Conversations included the former Vice Consul, Dr. Giovanni Maschero, former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson, and former Mayor of Torino, Sergio Chiamparino, each seeing opportunities in cultural exchange with the relationship. In October of 2003, the cities established a Friendship City relationship, and in January 2007, Mayor Anderson official signed the documents for establishment of the Sister City relationship.

Our Sister City Torino

Torino is located in northwest Italy, with a population of approximately 900,000. The city is recognized for being a major European political centre, being Italy's first capital city in 1861 and being home to the House of Savoy Italy's royal family. Even though much of its political significance and importance had been lost by World War II, it became a major European crossroad for industry, commerce and trade, and currently is one of Italy's main industrial centres, being part of the famous "industrial triangle", along with Milan and Genoa. Turin is ranked third in Italy, after Rome and Milan, for economic strength.
Turin is well known as the home of the Shroud of Turin, the football teams Juventus F.C. and Torino F.C., the headquarters of automobile manufacturers FIAT, Lancia and Alfa Romeo, Several International Space Station-modules, such as Harmony and Columbus, were also manufactured in Turin.

The U.S. sister city program originated in 1956 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, as a people-to-people, citizen diplomacy initiative. Originally a part of the National League of Cities, Sister Cities International became a separate, nonprofit corporation in 1967, due to the tremendous growth and popularity of the U.S. program.

Mission and goals

The organization's mission is to "promote peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation — one individual, one community at a time."
Sister Cities International’s stated goals are to:
· Develop municipal partnerships between U.S. cities, counties, and states and similar jurisdictions in other nations.
· Provide opportunities for city officials and citizens to experience and explore other cultures through long-term community partnerships.
· Create an atmosphere in which economic and community development can be implemented and strengthened.
· Stimulate environments through which communities will creatively learn, work, and solve problems together through reciprocal cultural, educational, municipal, business, professional and technical exchanges and projects.
· Collaborate with organizations in the United States and other countries which share similar goals
For additional information on the Torino relationship, please contact:

Jinger Laguardia

Monday, Sept.17, 2012
Time 6:30 pm

451 STATE St. - Room 335
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Please Use The EAST entrance

Instructor Galvani an Italian Historic tour guide of private clients groups
University of Utah,
Università di Bologna,
Provincia di Milano – Direzione Centrale Affari Sociali,
Regione Lombardia Direzione Generale Istruzione,
Fondo Sociale Europeo

Come experience Mediterranean, through a slideshow and presentation.
Public is welcome, no admission fee.
RSVP ph 801-364-8259

The Italian Center is grateful for partial funds by the ZAP tax program Salt Lake County

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