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Get your purple on! This Friday is International Women's Day @MohawkCollege

IWD 2013Get out your best purple sweater, shirt, T-shirt, or whatever else you may have and wear it this Friday to help celebrate International Women's Day at Mohawk College.

Events and activities will run throughout the day at the Fennell Campus. See below for a complete listing of IWD events:

Wall of Inspiration put on by Mohawk photography and pre-media students. Everyone is invited to come to the wall between C123 and C124 in the C Wing Upper Level Atrium between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Write the name of a woman who inspires you on a piece of paper and then have your photo taken holding the sign. Photos will be printed within the hour and hung on the wall. The wall will be left up until the Tuesday after IWD and the students can come and take their photo with them.

LIVE Broadcast: Television and music department band “Bump City” will be broadcasting live from the Scotiabank Cafe (area south of Starbucks). The Live broadcast will run from 10 a.m. to 11: 30 a.m. and then be put up on the monitor’s beginning at 12:30 p.m. to run for the rest of the day. Segments will air on Cable 14 the following week.

Radio: live broadcast from college location-INDI and Ignite Radio. Women who Rock survey(taken last year on IWD) …results to be played on INDI 101. There will also be shows dedicated to IWD throughout the week leading up to the event.

Penny Drive: Bring your pennies and donate them to a Women's Shelter. Happening now in G Wing and again on Friday at the radio station.

Buy a Rose: Roses will be available for sale at all four campuses. At Fennell look for the location near the campus store near The SQUARE. All proceeds go to buy SHOPPER’S Drug Mart Cards to give to women living in Shelters.

Kate Campbell from "Holmes on Homes" and other HGTV favourites will speak with technology students in the morning and then appear at the Arnie from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. for a Q&A.

Take a Stand: Take a shoe (provided), dip it in ink, stamp it on a piece of paper, sign it, stick it to the wall and then follow the high-heel prints to "The Shoe Project" display (see below).

'The Shoe Project" Started by Canadian novelist Katherine Govier for the Bata Shoe Museum, "The Shoe Project" allows women to tell their stories through the shoes they were wearing at specific times in their lives. Eight of the shoes will be on display at the Fennell Campus this Friday, and Katherine Govier along with three of the women who wore the shoes, will be visiting Mohawk on Friday. The four women will be interviewed in the C Wing Atrium at 10:45 a.m.

Alumni Panel Breakfast: From 7:30 to 9 a.m. in the C066. Meet four outstanding Mohawk Alumni, hear their stories and ask questions. All four women are from the Health Science and Technology fields. A free continental breakfast will be provide but you must register.

Spin to Win at the Aborginal Education & Student Services office (A114): Spin the wheel. Answer the question about aboriginal life and culture right and win a prize.

Book and writers: Interviews with writers who contributed to the book "In the Wings”, stories about women in history will be shown on the campus TV monitors. The book will also be sold in the C Wing atrium.

Slide show of by and about women” edited by Elisabeth McKellar. Will loop throughout the day on campus TV monitors.

For more on International Women's Day visit: http://www.internationalwomensday.com/media.asp