MEDIA ADVISORY: First Lady Michelle Obama to travel to Marrakech June 28 and 29

On Tuesday and Wednesday, June 28-29, 2016, First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama will travel to Marrakech, Morocco.

On June 28, the First Lady—joined by Meryl Streep, also an advocate for girls’ education, and Freida Pinto—will participate in a conversation with adolescent Moroccan girls moderated by CNN’s Isha Sesay.  In the discussion, participants will discuss the challenges many girls in the region face in getting pursuing their education. This conversation will be open to the press.

Press wishing to cover the conversation must RSVP by email to  before midnight, Thursday, June 23.  Journalists must submit their full names, date of birth, official government ID number, country of birth, gender, media outlet, and position (such as camera operator, producer, photographer, etc.).  Please bring this document (ID card, passport) available to check in for access to the event.  Note: Only members of the press who have RSVP’d in advance will be allowed access to this event.  The U.S. Embassy is not able to provide transportation or lodging for journalists to travel to Marrakesh to cover this event.

The location of the event and details about time of arrival will be provided to journalists by email on June 27.