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“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.”

LongBeach_Proclamation_OrganizationDeputy 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.