Women's Day Dinner & Mardi Gras Disco
6 March 2009
First semester 2009 kicked off with the International Women's Day Dinner being the first formal event of the year. The event offered a great opportunity for new residents to meet and greet other residents and staff!
One of this year's first formal event's highlights was the presentation by Dr. Marylouise Caldwell who spoke about the hardship of pregnant women in Pakistan. Alongside the highly informative speech students were shown a screening of her award-winning documentary 'Empowering the citizen consumer: Striving to reduce maternal deaths in Pakistan' showing dramatic footage from Pakistan.
After a great dinner serving a wonderful selection of meats, salads, vegetables and desserts the IH Members Association (IHMA) chairperson Jonathan Ribot gave a short speech introducing himself and all events and activities that will take place through the semester. IHMA organises and funds all sorts of events thought the year that make college life a unique experience and one of the best ways to experience student life.
The first big IHMA event of the year was the disco, which followed the dinner. The theme of this year's first disco was Mardi Gras. Mardi Gras is one of the biggest festivities in Sydney with huge parades through the CBD of Sydney. The theme was a huge success as it encouraged all residents to dress up in flash colours and immaculate outfits.
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