Peace and Disarmament

Back to listMay 1, 2009

SGI-USA Youth in Hawaii Sponsor Victory Over Violence Exhibition on Oahu, Hawaii


On May 1, 2009, in Waianae on the Island of Oahu, Hawaii, USA, youth members of SGI-USA's Westside Area hosted SGI-USA's Victory Over Violence (VOV) exhibition at Nanakuli High and Intermediate School's Lei Day Festival.

Along with explaining exhibit panels, the young people engaged festival goers in small group discussions centered on how each person can have a positive impact in their immediate environment. The youth also donated VOV brochures, buttons and bookmarks to the school.

VOV is an SGI-USA youth initiative aimed at educating young people so that they can better identify and counteract the root causes of violence in their daily lives.

[Adapted from an article in the July 3, 2009 issue of the World Tribune, SGI-USA, photo courtesy of Craig Wood]