25th Anniversary Program

  
  

(scenes from 20th anniversary celebration in March 2007) 

Save the date!

2012 marks the 25-year anniversary of our partnership, and we’ll be celebrating the weekend of October 20-21, 2012.

Saturday  October 20th               Forums

Time Activity
 8:30 – 9:00  am  Registration   and Breakfast
 9:00 –   10:00 am Opening   Session &  Keynote PresentationSpeakers:

 

Paula Worby.   Associate Director, Multi Cultural Institute (Berkely CA) and has worked over 10 years with the UN High Commision for Refugees in Guatemala.

Jim Wallace.  Founder of Cambridge Sister City project (with San Jose las Flores, El Salvador).

Ross Lohr.  Director of Newton Tanzania Collaborative.

Clark Taylor.  Founder of the partnership between Santa Maria Tzeja, Guatemala and the Needham Congregational Church.

 10:15 –   11:30 am  Breakout   Series #1

 

(THEME 1)   Building a Transnational Community

Celebrating 25 years of partnership from the perspective of a remote village in Guatemala.

 (THEME 2)   Promoting Peace and Justice

External Threats and the Response of an informed and educated community

 (THEME 3)    Experiencing Santa Maria Tzeja, Guatemala

A virtual visit to the village

 11:30 –   11:45 am Break
 11:45 –   1:00 pm  Breakout   Series #2

 

(THEME 1)   Building a Transnational Community

Celebrating 25 years of partnership from the perspective of the Needham Church.

(THEME 2)   Promoting Peace and Justice

Standing in Solidarity

(THEME 3)   Exeriencing Santa Maria Tzeja, Guatemala

Learn about Mayan markets and crafts

 1:00  –    1:45 pm  Lunch
 1:45  – 3:00  Breakout   Series #3

 

(THEME 1)   Building a Transnational Community

Anticipating the next 25 years in a maturing transnational relationship

(THEME 2)   Promoting Peace and Justice

Immigrants by choice?

 (THEME 3)   Experiencing Santa Maria Tzeja, Guatemala

Rehearse for the Despidida!

7 to 9 pm The Despidida!    An event for the whole family.

 

  • Live Entertainment.
  • Desert Buffet (including Sundae Bar)
  • Reminiscing and recognizing the accomplishements of 25 years
  • Meeting with and sharing expereinces.  Guatemala Travelers. Corresponding families.  Partnership visionaries.
   

 

 

 

TimeActivity 8:30 – 9:00  am Registration   and Breakfast 9:00 –   10:00 amOpening   Session &  Keynote PresentationSpeakers:

 

Paula Worby.   Associate Director, Multi Cultural Institute (Berkely CA) and has worked over 10 years with the UN High Commision for Refugees in Guatemala.

Jim Wallace.  Founder of Cambridge Sister City project (with San Jose las Flores, El Salvador).

Ross Lohr.  Director of Netwon Tanzania Collaborative.

Clark Taylor.  Founder of the partnership between Santa Maria Tzeja, Guatemala and the Needham Congregational Church.

 10:15 –   11:30 am Breakout   Series #1

 

(THEME 1)   Building a Transnational Community

Celebrating 25 years of partnership from the perspective of a remote village in Guatemala.

 (THEME 2)   Promoting Peace and Justice

External Threats and the Response of an informed and educated community

 (THEME 3)    Experiencing Santa Maria Tzeja, Guatemala

A virtual visit to the village

 11:30 –   11:45 amBreak 11:45 –   1:00 pm Breakout   Series #2

 

(THEME 1)   Building a Transnational Community

Celebrating 25 years of partnership from the perspective of the Needham Church.

(THEME 2)   Promoting Peace and Justice

Standing in Solidarity

(THEME 3)   Exeriencing Santa Maria Tzeja, Guatemala

Learn about Mayan markets and crafts

 1:00  –    1:45 pm Lunch 1:45  – 3:00 Breakout   Series #3

 

(THEME 1)   Building a Transnational Community

Anticipating the next 25 years in a maturing transnational relationship

(THEME 2)   Promoting Peace and Justice

Immigrants by choice?

 (THEME 3)   Experiencing Santa Maria Tzeja, Guatemala

Rehearse for the Despidida!

7 to 9 pmThe Despidida!    An event for the whole family.

 

  • Live Entertainment.
  • Desert Buffet (including Sundae Bar)
  • Reminiscing and recognizing the accomplishements of 25 years
  • Meeting with and sharing expereinces.  Guatemala Travelers. Corresponding families.  Partnership visionaries.
  
TimeActivity
 8:30 – 9:00  am Registration   and Breakfast
 9:00 –   10:00 amOpening   Session &  Keynote PresentationSpeakers:

 

Paula Worby.   Associate Director, Multi Cultural Institute (Berkely CA) and has worked over 10 years with the UN High Commision for Refugees in Guatemala.

Jim Wallace.  Founder of Cambridge Sister City project (with San Jose las Flores, El Salvador).

Ross Lohr.  Director of Netwon Tanzania Collaborative.

Clark Taylor.  Founder of the partnership between Santa Maria Tzeja, Guatemala and the Needham Congregational Church.

 10:15 –   11:30 am Breakout   Series #1

 

(THEME 1)   Building a Transnational Community

Celebrating 25 years of partnership from the perspective of a remote village in Guatemala.

 (THEME 2)   Promoting Peace and Justice

External Threats and the Response of an informed and educated community

 (THEME 3)    Experiencing Santa Maria Tzeja, Guatemala

A virtual visit to the village

 11:30 –   11:45 amBreak
 11:45 –   1:00 pm Breakout   Series #2

 

(THEME 1)   Building a Transnational Community

Celebrating 25 years of partnership from the perspective of the Needham Church.

(THEME 2)   Promoting Peace and Justice

Standing in Solidarity

(THEME 3)   Exeriencing Santa Maria Tzeja, Guatemala

Learn about Mayan markets and crafts

 1:00  –    1:45 pm Lunch
 1:45  – 3:00 Breakout   Series #3

 

(THEME 1)   Building a Transnational Community

Anticipating the next 25 years in a maturing transnational relationship

(THEME 2)   Promoting Peace and Justice

Immigrants by choice?

 (THEME 3)   Experiencing Santa Maria Tzeja, Guatemala

Rehearse for the Despidida!

7 to 9 pmThe Despidida!    An event for the whole family.

 

  • Live Entertainment.
  • Desert Buffet (including Sundae Bar)
  • Reminiscing and recognizing the accomplishements of 25 years
  • Meeting with and sharing expereinces.  Guatemala Travelers. Corresponding families.  Partnership visionaries.
  

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