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OliveSeed Foundation is a registered 501c(3) nonprofit public charity organization (EIN 82-1693564).

Donations in the U.S. are tax deductible as allowed by law.

P.O. Box 60713, Palo Alto, California 94306

Events

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2019 Bay Area Book Festival

4 + 5 May 2019 | Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park, Berkeley, CA

We have a booth about Mara Girls Library and Morocco Library Project at this year's Bay Area Book Festival, Allston Ave at the Outdoor Fair in Civic Center Park, downtown Berkeley, from 11 to 5 on Saturday and Sunday. The Outdoor Fair is free.

MLP Marrakech Book Fair

7 Apr 2019 | The Spot, Marrakech, Morocco

We're gathering together teachers in the Morocco Library Project network for a day of story telling, knowledge exchange, book fair, and celebration of the 5th anniversary of MLP. With sincere thanks to Youth Forum and Global Diversity Foundation in Marrakech!

PHOTOS

MLP at the "Year of Morocco"

13 Feb 2019 | Kennesaw State University, Atlanta, GA

Each academic year, students at KSU's College of Education have the opportunity to study a single country intensively (language, arts, current affairs, etc.), and this year it's Morocco. Barb Mackraz is presenting on Morocco Library Project in this "Year of Morocco" program.

From the Maasai Mara to the SF Bay

9 Dec 2018 | EcoCenter, 2560 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto, CA

Open house with holiday appetizers, a guided nature walk on the marsh, and presentations by Prince Harris Taga, visiting from Kenya, and Rodolfo Dirzo, Bing Professor of Environmental Sciences from Stanford. Thank you to Palo Alto Environmental Volunteers for co-hosting this event at their beautiful venue on the Baylands.

Books Inc "Shopping for Good" Night

7 Dec 2018 | Books Inc, Town & Country Village, Palo Alto, CA

Books Inc Palo Alto is donating a portion of their proceeds from the evening to our library projects in Morocco and Kenya. This event will also be a kickoff for the Mara Girls Library, and we'll have photos telling the story. Plus, Moroccan tea... and Harris Taga will be here from Kenya working the table. Join us to support libraries abroad and this great independent bookstore.

Open House Benefit for Libraries & Literacy

19 + 20 Oct 2018 | Gerona Road, Stanford, CA

A two-day sale of gorgeous jewelry by Molly Agras, created from beads, gems, and artifacts collected from all over the world. All proceeds will go to our library and literacy programs in Morocco and Kenya. We are so grateful to Molly Agra and Sunny Scott, who are giving their artwork and energy to this fun event. Stanford campus, open to all.

2018 WCN Wildlife Expo

13 Oct 2018 | UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center, San Francisco, CA

We're hosting a table with Friends of Maasai Mara at the Wildlife Expo again this year. This is a great event each fall that brings together people from all over the world. We bring a perspective on community-led conservation. 

The Struggle of Beauty: "First Friday" Reception

5 Oct 2018 | Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA

Photography by Oliver Klink, Andrew Wegst, Sebastião Salgado, Igor Pilawski, and Teri Vershel, this is a thought-provoking exhibit on the beauty of African wildlife and the struggle against illicit trafficking. Barb Mackraz will speak about the Mara Conservation Project at this one-night reception. WildAid is co-sponsoring.

An Evening with Climate Trailblazer Hammer Simwinga

19 Sep 2018 | Foster Gallery, Palo Alto, CA

Named a “Climate Trailblazer” by Governor Jerry Brown  *  Winner of Goldman Environmental Prize  *  National Geographic "Emerging Explorer"  *  Time Magazine “Hero of the Environment”  *  Creator of Zambia’s first community-owned nature conservancy... The Goldman Foundation is co-sponsoring this event.

IN THE NEWS

Morocco Library Project at the World Affairs Council

5 June 2018 | Los Altos Youth Center, Los Altos, CA

Barb is presenting on new developments at Morocco Library Project for the World Affairs Council in downtown Los Altos. This informal evening event is free, with Moroccan pastries and mint tea at 7pm, presentation at 7:30, and plenty of time for Q&A. 

"Shopping for Good" at Books Inc

31 May 2018 | Books Inc, Town & Country Village, Palo Alto, CA

Books Inc in Palo Alto is donating a portion of their proceeds this evening to OliveSeed. So... stop by, find out what's new in our literacy projects, and buy yourself a book! You'll be supporting literacy and this great local bookstore at the same time.

2017 OliveSeed Gala for Friends of Maasai Mara

22 Oct 2017 | Lucie Stern Ballroom, Palo Alto, CA

Celebrating and supporting community-led conservation in the Maasai Mara, with guest speakers Amos Kipeen (from Friends of Maasai Mara, Talek, Kenya) and Tom Riley (US Ambassador to Morocco, 2004-09). Vegetarian dinner. Musical guests Keenan Webster on the balafon and kora, Patricio Angulo on percussions, Nicco Tyson on guitar.

PHOTOS

2017 WCN Wildlife Expo

14 Oct 2017 | UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center, San Francisco, CA

We're hosting a table with Friends of Maasai Mara at the 2017 WCN Wildlife Conservation Expo.

Open House for MLP & Women's History Month

9 + 14 Mar 2017 | Books Inc, Palo Alto and Berkeley, CA

A celebration of the remarkable young women who are thriving at high school libraries and English clubs through Morocco Library Project. Students in Morocco prepared video and photo stories for the occasion. Books Inc is a partner of ours on libraries.

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