About this Event
Imperial As One and the Sickle Cell Society are pleased to invite you to the webinar Sickle Cell Disorders (SCD) in the UK (History, Culture and Sciences). In the UK, SCD predominantly affects people of Black African and Caribbean heritage and it is now the fastest-growing genetic condition. Come and join us for this interactive and multidisciplinary seminar.
We will be joined by a range of speakers from academia, the charity sector as well as the sickle cell community.
Wednesday 16th December
via Zoom webinar
Our Journey, Our Story is the Sickle Cell Society’s new project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Through oral histories, it will explore the history and memory of sickle cell disorders in the UK since the Windrush’s arrival. SCD predominantly affects people of Black African and Caribbean heritage and is now the UK’s fastest-growing genetic condition – changes over the last 70 years have been immense. Although SCD has been medically recognised as a health condition for over a century, awareness of it remains relatively low and people with SCD are still facing stigma.
Launched in 2005, Imperial As One (IAO) is an advisory group made up of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff. This group helps set priorities and advises the College, particularly by examining custom and practice, the traditions of the College, and identifying how these impact on staff. Imperial As One works to support and promote an inclusive workplace culture of respect, opportunity, unity, transparency, equality, and will continually tackle and manage issues of racism, discrimination, fear, and prejudice. This was recognised in 2008 with IAO winning the Rector’s Award for Equality Excellence.