SGI-USA Names New National Leaders

SGI-USA Youth Division News

SGI-USA Courageous Freedom Young Women’s Leader

sgi_40406570899Katie Thornber was born into a family that practices Nichiren Buddhism and resides in San Diego. She works as an orthopedic technologist and serves as the Southern California West Zone vice young women’s leader.

The SGI-USA Courageous Freedom group supports LGBTQ members.


SGI-USA Gajokai Leader

sgi_40406529968Luca Manganaro joined the SGI in Rome in 2007. He moved to New York in 2009 and today works as an actor and acting teacher. Mr. Manganaro serves as the New York Zone vice young men’s leader and the Manhattan East Region young men’s leader. He has accomplished a Gajokai shift every week for the last six years.

Gajokai is a young men’s behind-the-scenes training group dedicated to serving the members and ensuring their safety by supporting the daily operations of SGI-USA community centers, including opening and closing the facilities, and conducting security checks.


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