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Back to listFeb 1, 2005

California High School Hosts Human Rights Exhibition; Coalition of California Black School Board Members and New Haven Unified School District Commend SGI President

James Logan High School students view GKI exhibition

James Logan High School, Union City, California, USA, hosted "Gandhi, King, Ikeda (GKI): A Legacy of Building Peace" from January 14-16, as a part of commemorative events celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day (the third Monday of January). New Haven Unified School District, California, requested the school to host the GKI exhibition, which introduces the human rights and peace activism of three 20th century peace activists, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. and Daisaku Ikeda. [The Coalition of California Black School Board Members, California, has used the GKI exhibition, created by the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College, as a medium for promoting peace and nonviolent education. In 2004, the exhibition toured public schools in some 400 California school districts.].

President Gwen Estes of the Coalition of California Black School Board Members (front row, 4th from left) and SGI representatives

On the occasion, the Coalition of California Black School Board Members and the New Haven Unified School District each presented SGI President Daisaku Ikeda with a certificate of appreciation. Coalition President Gwen Estes stated that the many youth who see the exhibition are presented with a message of peace and nonviolence. As a part of Martin Luther King Jr. Day events, a national high school speech and debate competition was held at James Logan High School. Over 2,500 participants from throughout the USA and Canada viewed the exhibition. The exhibition will travel to 13 schools in the New Haven Unified School District.