Peace and Disarmament

Back to listJul 26, 2009

Spanish-Language "Victory Over Violence" Exhibition Shown in California, USA


On July 26, 2009, SGI-USA members in Los Angeles, California, hosted a Spanish-language version of the "Victory Over Violence" (VOV) exhibition at the "Peru Comes to You" festival. Thousands attended the daylong festival celebrating the 188th anniversary of Peru's independence from Spanish rule with traditional Peruvian dance and art.

Consul General of Peru in Los Angeles Julio Balbuena officiated at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the VOV exhibition, a key education component of a youth-sponsored initiative to help young people identify and counteract the root causes of violence in their daily lives. Festival attendees viewed the exhibition and were able to sign the accompanying peace pledge that has over a million signatures to date.

[Adapted from an article in the August 7, 2009 issue of the World Tribune, SGI-USA]