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Travel With a Purpose: Meet Your Sister...City



Speaker
Samuel Palacio

Affiliation
NICA Connect

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Biography
I am a full time student at Oregon State University, studying environmental economics and policy. During my free time, you can find me freestyle rapping, working on the ranch, folding clothes at American Eagle Outfitters, or roaming through the hidden gem that is Condega with my companeros. Last year I was introduced with Condega, and this year, I fell in love with her.

Description
Condega, Bend. Bend, Condega. Bend meet your Sister City. July 20th, 2011. 13 individuals boarded a plane to a place most US travelers wouldn’t ever think to go. Condega, Nicaragua. Although there are many people from all across the country who will never go to this small town, let alone even know it exists, it is relevant to every single resident of Bend. You might not know them, you probably drink their coffee and they certainly know you. When asked where we were from, the Conedgan’s faces lit up as we replied, “Ohhh you are from Bend! We know Bend!” After 6 days in Condega, 13 individuals left with a deepened understanding of what being a “Sister City” truly entails and after these five minutes so will you.

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Ignite Bend ​15
October 25, 2017 at 7pm
Doors open at 6:00pm
Tower Theater - Bend, OR
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