THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES PEGGY A. NAGAE TO THE CIVIL LIBERTIES PUBLIC EDUCATION FUND BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The President today announced his intent to nominate Peggy A. Nagae to be a member of the Civil Liberties Public Education Fund Board of Directors.
Peggy A. Nagae of Oregon is a principal of Total Diversity Management Consultants of Eugene, Oregon. Ms. Nagae is a consultant to private and public organizations in the areas of diversity, team building, sexual harassment prevention, conflict management and other human resources and organizational change efforts. She is actively involved in the American Bar Association's Commission on Opportunities for Minorities as its vice-chair. She is also a board member of the Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. Her past activities include serving as President of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association and as a board member of the Japanese American Citizens League, the Law and Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee at Fairhaven College, the Graduate Management Program Advisory Board at Antioch University, and on the Board of Visitors for the University of Washington School of Law.
Ms. Nagae was the lead attorney in Yasui v. United States, a federal case involving a petitioner who was convicted of violating a curfew imposed upon Japanese Americans during World War II. Ms. Nagae graduated with an A.B. cum laude degree from Vassar College in East Asian Studies and a J.D. degree with honors from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College.
The Civil Liberties Public Education Fund Board of Directors was established in 1988 for the purpose of administering the Civil Liberties Public Education Fund and redressing the civil liberties violations committed during World War II with the evacuation, internment and relocation of United States citizens and permanent resident aliens of Japanese ancestry. The Board shall sponsor research and public education activities aimed at ensuring that the events and circumstances of this and similar events may be illuminated and understood.