Peace Corps/Morocco 50th Anniversary Celebration (YouTube Video)
Memorial Day Weekend May 26-27, 2012 Rabat, Morocco
Peace Corps/Morocco 50th Anniversary Celebration
June 29-July 1, 2012 Minneapolis, MN
Peace Corps Family Album - Morocco
be part of it
Peace Corps photo archives searching Morocco
Peace Corps Morocco Commemorative Book for the 50th Anniversary
Stories, testimonials, memories and photos from Moroccans,
who at some point in the last 50 years, have lived or worked with American Peace Corps volunteers.
Photo Contest Poster
Celebrate five decades of Peace Corps service to Morocco by over 4500 volunteers. This series of events TBD will include, Insha'Allah, activities hosted by the Friends of Morocco and National Peace Corps Association, Peace Corps/Morocco, the US Embassy in Morocco and the government of Morocco. Read about the start of Peace Corps in Morocco. We expect media coverage. We would hope 50 to 75 RPCVs with thier family and friends will take this opportunity to bring family and friends to their sites of service across Morocco (or just vacation in Morocco) during the two weeks before and/or after the weekend. Trip information
Induction ceremony for 110 new Peace Corps Morocco volunteers (YouTube Video)
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 10:30 pm. Location: Ministere de la Jeunese et Sport.
Contact Tim Resch for participation information
Benefit Reception for CorpsAfrica at a private residence in Rabat
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 6:00pm
Contact Liz Fanning for further information
Couscous lunch for former Peace Corps/Morocco volunteers and staff (YouTube Video)
hosted by Peace Corps/Morocco.
Friday, May 25, 2012 from 12:30 pm
Peace Corps office campus at 2 Rue Abou Marouane Essaadi, Agdal 10100 Rabat.
Confirmation required by Monday May 21th. EVENT now Closed
Five Restaurants - Five Decades compressed to the El Bahia
Friday, May 25, 2012 7:00 pm
Good Moroccan food such as tajines, kebabs and salads served in a lovely garden. Built into the outside of the medina walls and a good spot for people-watching, this laid-back restaurant has the locals lapping up hearty Moroccan fare. Sit on the pavement terrace, in the shaded courtyard or upstairs in the traditional salon.
Address Boulevard Hassan II (and Mohammed V intersection)
Reception at the Peace Corps office campus YouTube video
at 2 Rue Abou Marouane Essaadi, Agdal 10100 Rabat Morocco on Saturday, May 26 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm.
Program will include two panel discussions examining current status of Moroccan-American collaborations beyond Peace Corps in both the governmental and civial society arenas.
Sunday, May 27, 2012 9:00 am at the church of your choice. Rememberance for those volunteers who died during thier Peace Corps service in Morocco and those that have followed them over the years
Visite des anciens Volontaires du Corps de la Paix des USA au Maroc
Monday, May 28, 2012 10:30. Meet at Peace Corps at 10:00 am
Au siège du Ministère de la Jeunesse et des Sports ministère
Contact Tim Resch for participation information
Rabat has a large number of hotels, from Peace Corps hotels to the very fancy. Some listing and links. At this time there is no designated Reunion hotel as we suspect price and quality standards will vary among RPCVs. Year of Service groups may wish to designate a meeting location. I_Love_Rabat
The Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies (TALIM) was a Peace Corps training center 1971-75. Trainees and other will be intersted in visiting Tangier and the Legation. Blog
Peace Corps 50th in Morocco at TALIM
Disco Time at the Legation's Cistern Chapel
Mawazine is a festival of world music that takes place annually in Rabat featuring Arab, African and international music icons May 18-26. 2012. Mawazine (“Rhythms”) is a festival of world music that takes place every year in the Moroccan capital of Rabat, featuring Arab and international music icons from all parts of the world. Over 140 performances, generally free, in ten venues arould Rabat from Morocco and around the world (Iran, Egypt, Lebanon, Jamiaca, France, Iran, Russia Zimbabwe, Burkina Faso, Tobago, South Africa, Benin and Cameroon and the U.S.) including Jimmy Cliff, Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz, Gloria Gaynor, Scorpions, Khaled, Evanescence, Pitbull, LMFAO, the Turkish Fire of Anatolia, Yolanda Be Cool and DJ Abdel.
Tickets (many events free)
Press Brochure (16MB)
The Fes Festival of World Sacred Music is a world event that is created to harness the arts and spirituality in the service of human and social development, emphasizing the relationship between peoples and cultures. The Fes Festival explores the vast repertoire of sacred music and rhythms created across the globe since the dawn of man. The 18th Annual Festival will take place in the holy city of Fez opening on June 8 and continuing through June 16, 2012. The theme is «Re-enchanting the World» and pays special tribute to the great Persian poet « Omar Khayyam », who is very well known by his famous Quartets "Rubaeyyat"
Coming to Morocco
Maps of the city and the medina
Festival Programme in PDF
Visit the Friends of Morocco web site for information about flights to Morocco; tour opportunities; car rental, bus and train information; hotels, riads and other places to stay.
Discuss and share at the National Peace Corps Association/Friends of Morocco Group page.
Discuss and share at the Friends of Morocco Facebook page
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