The San Carlos Sister City Association hosts a number of events throughout the year.  We welcome all who are interested to attend and learn more about the Association, meet new friends and share in the community.

Upcoming Events:

  • Lecture on Immigration (February 26, 2018)
    • Central American Migration to the US: The Fallout of Cold War, Developmentalism
    • Jorge Ramón González Ponciano, Phd
    • Center for Latin American Studies
    • Stanford University
  • Lecture on Climate Change (April 23, 2018)
    • Tabue Room, Belmont Library
    • 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
    • Snaks and Drinks provided

Immigration Lecture

San Carlos Sister City Association is sponsoring another informative and educational lecture on current social issues, this time on Immigration and the part that racism plays in the social and economic divide, using Guatemala as an example of what happens in much of the world including the U.S.

Our speaker, Ramón González-Ponciano, took his first degree in Social Anthropology in Guatemala, continued postgrad research at Stanford and took his PhD in Anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin.  Doctor Gonzalez has worked as an economic analyst at the Central American News Agency, was a technical adviser to the Secretariat of Urban Development and Ecology and as a full professor at the Social Sciences Faculty at the University of Chiapas, Mexico.

Our speaker will focus on changes resulting from migration from three Central American countries where natural disasters, war, poverty and political turmoil have made everyday living so difficult for the average family.

Join us at 7:30pm on Monday, February 26th at the Belmont library auditorium

$5 donation covers expenses incurred on preparation, water, etc.

Please contact Leonor at 650-623-2419 if you have any questions.

Listed below are some of our events:

  • FBI Special Agent Speaker, held Sept 6th, 2017
  • Sister City annual Holiday Party
  • Annual Student Exchange Program
  • Our members are able to connect to/use Homelink, an international home exchange program

Points of Interest within San Carlos funded by the SCSCA:

  • Sister City Lane, located on San Carlos Avenue, between Laurel and Walnut streets.
  • Cheery blossom trees planted by the Omura delegation, located at City Hall Park.
  • A monument and plaque honoring our first Sister City,  Bennington, Vermont, were placed in Burton Park near the corner of Brittan Avenue and Woodland Avenue, along with a  grove of trees.

If you would like more information, click here to be directed to the contact page.