Archive - December 4, 2017

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Marnie Mueller Writes of Japanese American Incarceration (Ecuador)
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The Peace Corps Says “Goodbye” To NorthWest D.C.

Marnie Mueller Writes of Japanese American Incarceration (Ecuador)

Marnie Mueller (Ecuador 1963-65) has recently been asked by Densho.org, the preeminent website on the incarceration of Japanese Americans, to write a short biography of Mary Mon Toy.  As a result of working with them on it, they have asked Marnie to digitize all of her archive on Mary Mon. Below is a brief overview by Marnie of Mary Mon Toy’s life. Singer and showgirl best known for her comedic role as Minnie Ho in The World of Suzie Wong on Broadway. Mary Mon Toy’s career was begun and forged after her incarceration in the Minidoka concentration camp. Her love of singing and her need to prove to herself that she had not been destroyed by what she’d been through spurred her to fulfill a youthful dream of becoming an opera singer. Like many Nisei, she reentered America with a determination to succeed. Early Life and Wartime Incarceration Born Mary Teruko Watanabe on June 3, . . .

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The Peace Corps Says “Goodbye” To NorthWest D.C.

Press Release Peace Corps to Move to New Headquarters in Washington’s NoMa District in 2020 WASHINGTON – Today (December 4, 2017) the Peace Corps announced that the federal agency, which sends Americans with a passion for service abroad on behalf of the United States to work with communities and create lasting change, will move to a new headquarters building in Washington in 2020. The General Services Administration (GSA) announced the award of a new lease at 1275 First Street N.E. (One Constitution Square) on behalf of the Peace Corps.After two decades of occupancy in a 20th Street building in the Central Business District, the Peace Corps will gain efficiency by joining other federal agencies in the burgeoning NoMa district. “The new, modern headquarters will enhance our agency’s efficiency and productivity,” Peace Corps Chief Executive Officer Sheila Crowley said. “The NoMa building is Platinum LEED certified and will include much-needed conferencing facilities, teaming rooms, and media . . .

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