CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – On May 23, the Cambridge-Yerevan Sister City Association (CYSCA) will be hosting its 32nd annual meeting. In addition to updates on programmatic activities, a panel discussion will take place including students from the Tufts Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy Tavitian Foundation Program. They are in Boston for six months studying at Fletcher and will share lessons learned as well as plans to be implemented back in Armenia. Additionally, there will be discussion about the recent prime ministerial election and related matters.
This meeting is open and free and refreshments will be provided. The business meeting starts at 7 p.m. and the panel at 7:30 p.m. Both will take place in Johnson Hall at the Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church on Brattle Street.
CYSCA was formed in 1987 by a group of concerned citizens of Cambridge, members of the Cambridge Peace Commission, who believed that a partnership with a Soviet City would promote world peace. They believed that people can build bridges of friendship, goodwill and cooperation on shared values, that often governments cannot. In the over 30 years since its formation, many activities have taken place, including citizens exchanges in diverse fields such as education, economics, environment, music, art, culture, public health, social work, and other community based services; youth exchanges; as well as financial aid to needy schools.