Coalition of California Black School Board Members and New Haven Unified School District, USA, Commend SGI and SGI President for Nonviolent Education
Morehouse College's "Gandhi, King, Ikeda (GKI): A Legacy of Building Peace," which introduces the human rights and peace activism of three 20th century leaders, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. and Daisaku Ikeda, has been touring schools in California, USA, as part of the Coalition of California Black School Board Members' promotion of nonviolent education.
Beginning January 2005, the exhibition traveled to all 12 schools in the New Haven Unified School District, California, USA. In appreciation for the opportunity to host the exhibition, the New Haven Unified School District presented SGI President Daisaku Ikeda with a certificate of appreciation. The Coalition of California Black School Board Members also presented a certificate of appreciation to the SGI and President Ikeda as well as to the exhibition's creator Dean Dr. Lawrence Edward Carter Sr. of the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College. The conferrals took place on December 2 in San Diego City. Dr. Carter gave a commemorative speech on the importance of education for underprivileged youth. New Haven Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Patricia Jaurequi expressed her appreciation for the SGI's support of the exhibition, which was seen by over 13,000 students in the school district.