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Join us for a week full of events created to learn how to challenge the status quo in order to create positive change in society!

Monday 11/7/16 — Leadership Week Teambuilding Fair

Teambuilding12PM-4PM in the Busch Student Center- International Lounge

Does your team have the teambuilding skills necessary to make it through these tough challenges!? Stop by and test your skills on our portable teambuilding equipment!
Register your team in groups of 3-4 and compete against other teams for your chance to be named Teambuilding Challenge Champions!

Monday 11/7/16 — The Great MealPacking Challenge

Mealpacking7:30PM-9:30PM in the College Avenue Student Center – MPR

42.2 million Americans live in food insecure households, including 29.1 million adults and 13.1 million children.  We can help! Join the Leadership & Experiential Learning Department for Leadership Week’s Meal-packing Challenge – Monday, November 7th at 7:30pm-9pm in the College Ave MPR. We are aiming to package over 23,000 meals – what a great way to give back to our community and collect service hours in the process!
*Co-Sponsored by Off-Campus Living & Community Partnerships

Tuesday 11/8/16 — Election Night Watch Party

Election-Night(1)Who will be America’s next President? Join us at 7PM in the MPR of the College Avenue Student Center as the world watches in eager anticipation for the outcome of one of the most contested elections in our nation’s history!

Play Political Trivia, Who Said It, Electoral Map BINGO and pin the tail on the donkey/trunk on the elephant! Enjoy FREE food while weighing in on some of the most contested topics and policies during this presidential debate season. Take pictures with past U.S. presidents and enjoy live, multimedia updates as each states’ votes roll in our next POTUS!

Wednesday 11/9/16 — My Spoken Mark: Slam Poetry Open Mic

Spoken-Mark8-10PM in the College Avenue Student Center, Graduate Student Lounge

Come to the Annual My Spoken Mark Open Mic and watch student poets and rappers ignite the audience with their spoken word pieces about how they are challenging the status quo and the impact they want to leave on the world!

It’s going to be a night of mic drops and inspiration that you won’t want to miss out on!  If you wish to perform a piece at the event, apply here.

*Co-sponsored by Verbal Mayhem

Thursday 11/10/16 — Dear World Photo Shoot

Dearl-World-110AM-4PM on Livingston Campus

The phenomenal photo project brings its unique storytelling experience to the Rutgers campus!  Stop by to have an opportunity to share some defining moments that have shaped your journey and see your portrait featured in our culminating event on Friday, November 11th.

Thursday 11/10/16 — Keynote Speaker Event With Michael Sam

8PMichael-SamM in the College Avenue Student Center MPR

Michael Sam spends a night with Rutgers student sharing more about his experiences navigating life as an All-American NCAA athlete transitioning into the NFL as the first openly gay professional football player.  This event, co-sponsored by RUPA, will offer you the chance to personally hear how Michael Sam views LGBT inclusion in sports and how he has overcome adversity in a difficult field.

Friday 11/11/16 — Dear World Open Photoshoot

9AM-12PM on College Avenue Campus

The phenomenal photo project brings its unique storytelling experience to the Rutgers campus!  Stop by to have an opportunity to share some defining moments that have shaped your journey and see your portrait featured in our culminating event later this afternoon!

Friday 11/11/16 — A Tribute to 250 Years: Dear World Portrait Unveiling

3-4PM in the College Avenue Student Center MPR

Come celebrate Rutgers birthday and 250 years of diversity and perseverance as we partake in a storytelling event where some of your fellow peers will take to the stage to tell their story and a photo release from the Dear World Photo Shoots over the past few days will follow.

Did you get your photo taken? Know someone who did? Then you definitely will not want to miss this powerful finale to the Department of Leadership & Experiential Learning’s Leadership Week!

Saturday 11/12/16 — Real Talk: A Social Justice Symposium

Real-Talk10AM-3PM in the Busch Student Center MPR

This year’s Real Talk Symposium, entitled “Should You Fake It Till You Make It?”, challenges you to consider how to express your true identity in the professional world and leave with strategies for how to navigate the political waters from the job search process onward. Advanced registration is required and closes on Wednesday, November 9th at 11:59PM ET. Food and materials will be provided to students in attendance. Come prepared to engage in some real talk to help you meet success in the future!