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Sister City Friendship Dinner – Where Sushi Meets Borsch at Your House


January 23, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Please join us at our Annual Sister City Friendship Dinner on Zoom!

Even during the pandemic, our commitment to our motto “World Peace, One Friend At a Time” remains strong!

In order to keep the tradition of the ever-popular food theme “Where Sushi Meets Borsch”, we are partnering with two local restaurants who will prepare a dinner-to-go special menu for the attendees. The Sushi Dinner will be provided by Sushi Tozai and the Borsch Dinner will be provided by Hole in the Wall.

This year’s event is not a fundraiser, but instead, we focus on bringing the community together by subsidizing the dinner. It is our way of showing our gratitude to the local partners and supporters for their past support, especially during the difficult times. If you are interested in making your own food, we will share our recipes on our website, so please check it out.

Featured presentation of the program is an exclusive interview of Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Steven Pifer. He served as deputy assistant secretary of state in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs with responsibilities for Russia and Ukraine (2001-2004), ambassador to Ukraine (1998-2000), and special assistant to the president and senior director for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia on the National Security Council (1996-1997). Currently, he is a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Center on the United States and Europe. A Sebastopol native, Ambassador Pifer visited Chyhyryn with a SWF’s delegation in 1996. We will ask Ambassador Pifer to share with us his unique insights into the role of citizen diplomacy in today’s world.

Some of our sister city friends will be featured in the cultural presentations. For entertainment, the Zoloti Maky (formerly Burevisnyky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble) and Sonoma County Taiko are back by popular demand.

Registration is free. The dinners are optional and $13 per serving. Since it is a one-day only menu with a special price, dinner orders need to be placed with the registration by January 17. If you purchase dinners, please pick them up at the restaurants between 4-6pm on the day of the event. Registration is required with or without food orders.

To register or for more information, please visit www.sebastopolwf.org or email us at info@sebastopolwf.org.