Women & Asbestos – International Women’s Day
Some years ago, we were given a print by a Columbian artist entitled “The Female Face of Britain’s Asbestos Catastrophe”. The print was inspired by an original research paper by Laurie Kazan-Allen.
It is surprising because statistically more men are diagnosed with mesothelioma. Yet the women depicted have been pioneers in raising awareness about asbestos related diseases, the dangers of asbestos in schools and the environment. They have been brave enough to tell their stories, stand up to asbestos giants and reach out to other victims and families. Their courage has brought changes in asbestos legislation and awareness and paved the way for victims to win compensation and justice.
Our event will honour these victims and others who have been diagnosed with devastating asbestos diseases. We’ll hear from Peggy Walker whose mother, a teacher, died of mesothelioma, who will talk about asbestos awareness in schools. Kate Hill, Trustee of the June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Fund, will talk about June Hancock who is featured in the artwork. She will also talk about the work of the research fund, as well as new pioneering research to determine whether there are differences in the way men and women are diagnosed and treated with mesothelioma.
There will also be a free goody-bag to take away.
The event will take place on Friday 13th March 2020 at the Double Tree Hilton, Brayford Wharf, North Lincoln LN1 1 YW between 11am – 3pm
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