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RPS celebrates ‘South Asian Heritage Month’ with pharmacists

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The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) is celebrating South Asian Heritage Month July 18- August 17 with south Asian pharmacy professionals. 

The event highlights the history and identity of British South Asians communities to better understand how Britain became the diverse country it is today. It aims to transform how people connect with South Asian culture and identity through the celebration of arts, culture, and heritage, history, and education.

Inaugurated in 2020, South Asian Heritage Month is about reclaiming the history and identity of British South Asians. People need to be able to tell their own stories, and this is an opportunity to show what it means to be south Asian in the 21st century, as well as look to the past to see how Britain became the diverse country it is today,” said RPS. 

It added: “South Asian influences can be found everywhere in Britain, from our food and clothes to our music and even our words. The streets of our towns and cities are rich with the colours, sights, and sounds of proud south Asian identity. Its culture permeates all parts of British life and adds to the diversity of the nation.” 

The live-stream events take place at 1 pm and will also be available afterwards on-demand. 

28 July South Asian Female Pharmacy Leaders

4 August Considering Intersectionality within the South Asian Community

11 August Collaborating across the profession

Book onto evening webinar Celebrating South Asian Month in Pharmacy 7pm-8.30pm on 12th August for a family-friendly quiz night celebrating the south Asian Community in pharmacy. 

Participants can also learn more about the diversity in cultures and backgrounds across the south Asian communities and hear the lived experiences of people who have been working in the pharmacy.

“We’re working closely with Pharmacy Technicians of Colour, NHS England, Boots and the Association of Pharmacy Technicians to celebrate the month. If you’re interested in getting involved and want to share your story contact Amandeep Doll, head of professional belonging at RPS on [email protected],” the RPS said. 

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