Weekly Event Roundup with Campus Living & Residential Education
Happy Sunday! Here's what's happening on-campus, in the residence halls, and virtually this week. 
Campus Living & Residential Education

Special Events: SA Election Forums & Debate

JEC: 2021 Student Association Election
In just nine days, you'll have the chance to vote in the 2021 Student Association (SA) Election for SA President, Vice President, and school-based Senators. This week, the Joint Elections Commission (JEC) is hosting virtual forums for each school's Senate candidates and the annual debate among President and Vice President candidates. Join to meet the candidates, learn more about their platforms, and even submit questions in advance to be answered by candidates.
SA Senator Townhalls
2021 President and Vice President Debate
Thursday, March 25  |  7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
The 2021 JEC Presidential & Vice Presidential Debate will be a virtual debate between the SA President and Vice President candidates, in which candidates will be asked questions on their platforms, why they're running for SA office, and the issues that impact GW students. The debate will be moderated by JEC Commissioner Chloe Wagner, GW Hatchet Senior News Editor Jared Gans, and GWTV Producer and Anchor Jessica Nix.
Learn more about the election and see a list of candidates at the JEC website.

Monday, March 22

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Meditation Mondays with Dr. Cheers
Monday, March 22  |  9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Open to All Residents
Start your week of centered and focused with some quiet meditation. See you on Zoom! Learn More and RVSP
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Developing Self Authorship in College
Monday, March 22  |  6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Open to All Residents
Do you listen to your internal voice? Join Dr. Jakeman, Associate Professor of Higher Education Administration, to review the theory of self authorship. This theory is widely used in higher education administration practice and can inform your own thinking about identity, cognitive, and interpersonal development. He will also share examples from his own experience with self authorship. Please register to attend. Learn More and RVSP
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Destress with Virtual Zumba with GW Alum Sasha Bishop
Monday, March 22  |  6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Open to All Residents
Needing to relax and destress from midterms? Come join GW Alum Sasha Bishop for an hour virtual Zumba class. Learn More and RVSP

Tuesday, March 23

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Mother Tongue Film Festival: "MUJERES ESPÍRITU/SPIRIT WOMEN" Discussion with Dr. Rule
Tuesday, March 23  |  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Open to All Residents
Join Faculty in Residence Dr. Elizabeth Rule for a discussion of "MUJERES ESPÍRITU/SPIRIT WOMEN," a film featured in the Smithsonian's Mother Tongue Film Festival. In this film, Mapuche director Francisco Huichaqueo paints a collective portrait of five women united by spirituality and poetry. This filmic journey is told through the words of Indigenous women from different territories, joined by the sonority of their mother tongues, which forms a braid that bonds them forever. Learn More and RSVP
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DC Bucket List
Tuesday, March 23  |  2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Open to South Hall Residents
New to DC? Been here for years and still never went to the top of the Washington Monument, Capitol Building, or the White House? Join us as we venture out into the District, and cross items off your things to do in DC bucket list. These trips will include going to the Smithsonian Museums, places to eat/shop, monuments and parks, cherry tree walks, etc. Every other week we will travel to a different location around DC. Recommendations are always welcome! Typically we will meet in Kogan Plaza and travel from there. Learn More and RSVP
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District House: Internship Applications 101
Tuesday, March 23  |  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Open to District House Residents
Are you on the internship application struggle bus? It's not too late to find positions! Come chat with Programming Assistant Kenzie and go over your resume, cover letter, and strategy for securing that perfect summer internship.
Learn More and RSVP
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Please join us for a conversation with Shawn Skelly about cultural change, representation, and influencers' power. This event features Shawn Skelly, the Co-Founder of Out in National Security, who served on active duty in the U.S. Navy for over 20 years and became one of the first trans women to receive a presidential appointment under President Obama. Learn More and RSVP
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#OnlyFromGW: Chat with alum Mary-Elaine Jenkins and FIR Prof. Kristensen
Tuesday, March 23  |  7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Open to All Residents
Please join us for a casual conversation about what life after GW can look like. Mary-Elaine Jenkins is a Brooklyn-based songwriter, singer, and guitarist. Born and raised in South Carolina, she graduated from GWU in 2010 with a BA in International Affairs. She went on to work as an English language assistant in Madrid for two years before moving to New York, which she now calls home. She is a fixture in the NYC live music scene (well, normally), and has toured Europe and the UK. Learn More and RSVP

Wednesday, March 24

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Preparing for a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) at GW
Wednesday, March 24  |  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Open to All Residents

Are you interested in pursuing an MPH? Would you like to know what MPH directors in the department of prevention and community health in the Milken Institute School of Public Health look for in applicants? Join associate professor Dr. Donaldson Conserve and a panel of professors and MPH students from the department of prevention and community health to learn about the following four MPH programs: 1) Community Oriented Primary Care; 2) Maternal and Child Health; 3) Public Health Communication and Marketing Program; and 4) Health Promotion. Learn More and RVSP
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District House Manifestation Creation: The Power of Mindfulness
Wednesday, March 24  |  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Open to District House Residents

Our mindset has the power to shape everything around us, and nothing is more important during this point in the semester! Join Programming Assistant Kenzie in creating daily affirmations and discussing how you can improve your mental wellness. Learn More and RVSP

Thursday, March 25

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Marbury v. Madison (1803) Walking Tour
Thursday, March 25  |  12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Open to All Residents

Take a walk through our own GW neighborhood to tour the homes of the major players in what is arguably the most important Supreme Court case in history - Marbury v. Madison (1803). This case developed the concept of judicial review and established the Supreme Court as a coequal branch of government in practice as well as in name. Weather permitting, we'll meet at the home of Chief Justice John Marshall - 1801 F Street NW - and end at the home of William Marbury. When we reach Marbury's house I'll buy everyone in the group a donut from District Donuts and we'll eat in the park right next to the Marbury House. Feel free to bring your lunch and a blanket to sit on if you would like to picnic in the park. Learn More and RSVP
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Mother Tongue Film Festival: "Teko Haxy/Being Imperfect" Discussion with Dr. Rule
Thursday, March 25  |  5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Open to All Residents

Join GW Faculty in Residence, Dr. Elizabeth Rule, for a discussion of Teko Haxy/Being Imperfect. This film is being shown as part of the Smithsonian’s Mother Tongue Film Festival, which highlights Indigenous film. Learn more, watch the trailer, and access the link to the film here: https://mothertongue.si.edu/. Film synopsis: In this experimental documentary, the personal relationship between two women—a Keretxu filmmaker and a Brazilian anthropologist—embodies the tensions of ethnographic and Indigenous filmmaking. The protagonists, each equipped with a camera, navigate the complexities of vulnerability, interpersonal relationships, and power dynamics as they film each other and their surroundings. Learn More and RSVP
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GW Late Night: House Party
Thursday, March 25  |  8:30 PM - 10:15 PM
Open to All Residents

Kick-off your weekend with a House Party hosted by the Office of Student Life! Presented by Make Party Movement, the House Party will feature live music and trivia games! Event prizes include Bluetooth speaker, wireless earbuds, LED strip lights, and more! Both virtual and in-person components held at the following locations:

Friday, March 26

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Bagel & Coffee Socially Distant Outing
Friday, March 26  |  11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Open to 1959 E Street Residents

Conclude your week by meeting some new friends for a coffee and bagel outing in the DC neighborhood. We'll visit some coffee shops in the local neighborhood and get off campus for a little bit. These visits will also include other staff members from the Division for Student Affairs and our Faculty in Residence program to chat about your semester. This event is hosted by Julian Batts, Community Coordinator for CLRE. Masks or face coverings are required while maintaining social distancing. Learn More and RSVP
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Film Fridays with Dr. Cheers! "Adovcate"
Friday, March 26  |  7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Open to FSK Hall Residents

Join us for a screening of the award winning film "Adovcate". A political firebrand in her home country, Israeli defense attorney Lea Tsemel is known by her opponents as "the devil's advocate," for her decades-long defense of Palestinians who have been accused of resisting the occupation, both violently and non-violently. Official selection for Sundance. Shortlisted for Best Documentary Feature for the 92nd Academy Awards. Learn More and RSVP
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