Sunday, July 29, 2012

The South Central Region (Arkansas, Mississippi, Gulf Florida, Louisiana, Alabama) did an AMAZING job at their culture Festival yesterday! The local newspaper, The Times Picayune, got a front row seat and took pictures! Please enjoy their photos and share!!

"The Soka Gakkai International - USA (SGI-USA) culture festival “Lighting the Torch of Hope, ” celebrating the resiliency of youth featured performances included Venezuelan dance, a dragon dance, theatre, spoken word, a rock band in New Orleans, La., Saturday, July 28, 2012 at the UNO University Center. It included members from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi." Photo Gallery

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Lighting the Torch of Hope: The Resolve of Youth

The SGI-New Orleans is hosting a cultural event to bring hope to the Youth of New Orleans. Performers will come from the Gulf States and Arkansas, ranging in ages 5-35, to show the struggle of young people and light the torch of hope in New Orleans. Performances include Venezuelan Dance, Japanese Taiko Drumming, Elementary School Performance, Spoken Word and much more. Free and open to the public, all ages welcomed. Soka Gakkai International President, Daisaku Ikeda, says "Humanity today is longing for a sustainable global society. Such a society is surely one in which the youth can flourish and prosper. Never forget, my young friends, that your victories in the present are the key to making such a future a reality." Based on this quote we, the youth of the SGI, are putting on a culture event to bring Daisaku Ikeda's message to the young people of New Orleans. Despite the struggles youth face, we would like to show that through persevering through life's daily challenges, each one of them have the power to be We are putting on this event to show young people that through persevering through life's daily challenges, each one of them have the power to be absolutely victorious in their personal lives. Event is from 3-5pm at the UNO University Ballroom. 2000 Lakeshore Dr NOLA 70122 Contact Info to the right of this page. RSVP on Facebook