Portrait in Pink exhibition in Parramatta 5-11 September 2016

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To celebrate Women’s Health Week, the City of Parramatta Library and the Pink Sari Project will be presenting Portraits in Pink exhibition, from 5 to 11 September 2016.

Portraits in Pink is a photographic exhibition in print and digital formats that showcases 14 intimate portraits of breast cancer survivors from the Indian and Sri Lankan community in New South Wales. Some of the women were photographed with an item that had motivated them to fight the battle against breast cancer. There has been a culture of silence about breast cancer in the Indian and Sri Lankan community which has caused fear, denial and possibly the lives of many women. As a result, women from Indian and Sri Lankan backgrounds have one of the lowest breast screening rates in New South Wales.

The Pink Sari Project is a community-driven initiative to raise awareness about breast screening and the importance of early detection of breast cancer. This exhibition is free and available to view during the library’s opening hours.

Pink Sari Project Health Talk & Morning Tea Saturday 10 September Women from Indian and Sri Lankan backgrounds have one of the lowest mammogram rates in NSW. The Pink Sari Project aims to raise awareness about breast screening among these two communities in NSW.

Find out the facts and myths about mammograms from a health expert. City of Parramatta Library, 1-3 Fitzwilliam Street, Parramatta | 11am-12.30pm Free | Bookings required

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