Peace and Disarmament
SGI-Canada Hosts Exhibitions on Peace and Sustainability
From March 1-6, 2010, the SGI Buddhist Student Club at York University in Toronto, Canada, displayed the exhibition "Building a Culture of Peace for the Children of the World" on the York University campus, in conjunction with York University's Centre for Human Rights. On March 4, the club also held a seminar on the topic of dialogue.
From March 8-12, the University of Calgary SGI Student Club hosted the "Seeds of Change: The Earth Charter & Human Potential" and "Victory Over Violence" (VOV) exhibitions at the University of Calgary campus. The showings coincided with the university's "March for Peace" month.
At the opening, the University of Calgary's Consortium for Peace Studies Program Manager Kelly Dowdell and Alexandra Sears, community development coordinator for the Calgary-based Alliance to End Violence, spoke about the important messages of the exhibitions.
From March 16-30, the VOV exhibition also was shown at the Winnipeg Millennium Library. Over the two-week period thousands were able to view the exhibition, which clarifies the causes of violence and explores solutions that emphasize dialogue and personal transformation.
The exhibition served as a lead-up to the library's "Anti-Gang Strategies: What's Working? What's Not?" panel discussion hosted by the Winnipeg Police Department on April 15.
[Adapted from an article from the April issue of SGI-Canada Online News; photos courtesy of Henry Cheng]