SGI-Mexico and Veracruz City Cosponsor Youth Peace Convention
On November 19, SGI-Mexico and Veracruz, a major port city in Mexico, cosponsored the "2nd Youth Peace Convention" at Redondo Campo Hall. Some 600 young people attended from throughout Mexico. Panelists SGI-Mexico Young Men's Leader Roberto Toledo, Jésus Orosco, Veracruz Youth Assembly chair, and Eduardo Muñoz, professor of psychology at the Universidad de Veracruzana (University of Veracruz) discussed human values from philosophical, social and psychological vantage points. The SGI-Mexico young men's brass band and young women's fife-and-drum corps performed. The Universidad de Veracruzana Folk Dance Troupe gave a guest performance.
Also shown was a video clip of the previous day's Veracruz Assembly during which November 18 was proclaimed "Soka Gakkai Day" in recognition of SGI's activities to promote peace, culture and education worldwide. The Veracruz assembly praised the SGI's aim of social prosperity through advancing culture and education, as well as its spirit of tolerance and solidarity. SGI-Mexico Youth Division Leader Daisuke Inoue spoke about the pedagogy of first Soka Gakkai president and educator Tsunesaburo Makiguchi at the assembly.
On November 20, SGI-Mexico youth bands and a dance group participated in a city parade commemorating the Mexican Revolution.