Peace and Disarmament

Back to listJan 28, 2006

SGI-USA Hosts Youth Nonviolence Conference to Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Activist Marian Yalini Thambynayagam (2nd from left), with books she has written in hand, affirms that the pen is mightier than a sword

On January 16, a national holiday celebrating and honoring the life and achievements of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968), SGI-USA hosted the third annual youth nonviolence conference at the SGI-USA New York Culture Center. Some 120 SGI-USA youth representatives and members of UN NGOs participated. Entitled "Nonviolence through the Arts and Media: Open your Eyes, Open your Ears, Raise your Voice," the conference included panel discussions, lectures, films, songs and poems on peace and nonviolence.