2013 International Women’s Day Event

February 5, 2013

Asbestos and Women’s Health
An Ongoing Health and Safety Disaster

The West Midlands Hazards Trust and Asbestos Support West Midlands invite all women to this International Women’s Day event. Asbestos related diseases have traditionally been associated with men, the truth is asbestos and other occupational health dangers are having a disastrous affect on women’s health. The day will examine the problem and set out what can be done. It will feature expert presentations and plenty of opportunities for debate and discussion.

Where and when

Saturday 9th March 2013
11am until 4pm– Lunch Provided

The Unison Birmingham Branch,
The McLaren Building, 46 the Priory Queensway,
Birmingham, B4 7LR

Speakers include:

  • Laurie Kazan-Allen, International Ban Asbestos Secretariat
  • Hilda Palmer, Hazards Campaign and Families Against Corporate Killers

Plus a rare showing of the film ‘Alice, a fight for life’ – In 1982 this documentary graphically illustrated the deadly repercussions of Alice Jefferson’s short-term employment at the Cape asbestos factory in Acre Mill, Yorkshire. In this film Alice bore witness to what had been done to her and her family and smashed to pieces the lies of the asbestos industry.

For more information and to confirm your attendance please please download the event flyer.