“Peace Outta Long Beach”
City of Long Beach, California, recognize SGI President Ikeda and SGI-USA youth of Long Beach.
Mayor Robert Garcia, of Long Beach, California, issued a certificate of recognition to SGI President Ikeda on March 10, acknowledging his “leadership, honor, devotion and extensive service to our community.” In a second certificate of recognition issued on March 12, Long Beach Councilwoman Suzie A. Price named the SGI-USA youth of Long Beach “Champions of the New Era.” The proclamation praises the youth for “being exceptional role models for your peers and the Long Beach community.”
Deputy Chief of Staff Daniel Brezenoff, of the Office of the Mayor, presented the certificates at the SGI-USA Champions of the New Era meeting hosted by Long Beach Region on March 12 at Recreation Park. The event themed “Peace Outta Long Beach” commemorated March 16, Kosen-rufu Day, and included an intro-to-Buddhism meeting, peace exhibitions and dialogue circles.