Duluth Sister Cities International board member Dr. Tom Morgan was recently published in the Duluth News Tribune Opinion section after submitting a piece relating to the current delegation visit to Petrozavodsk, Russia. Dr. Morgan, in addition to other members of the board, is visiting Russia with hopes to reinvigorate the sister city relationship that is being tested by current geopolitical tensions.
The delegation travels with a letter signed by current Duluth Mayor Emily Larson, as well as past mayors Don Ness, Herb Bergson, Gary Doty and John Fedo, who have all served during our span as sister cities with Petrozavodsk. The letter, Dr. Morgan writes, “celebrates the achievements that we have made over the past 30 years and that calls for continued people-to- people exchanges”.
The official visit to Petrozavodsk follows the successful exhibition of artist Anne Labovitz’s project 122 Conversations at the Petrozavodsk City Exhibition Hall this month. Labovitz’s project features art inspired by each of Duluth’s sister cities and allows for interactive displays that will then travel with the exhibit to the subsequent cities it visits.
You can read Dr. Morgan’s piece here.