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Lacks Family

For many years the name Henrietta Lacks was unknown, but with Rebecca Skloot’s phenomenal and enduring bestseller The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, a growing number of people from medical researchers to book group members and high school students are eager to learn more about her. Henrietta's descendants speak candidly and poignantly about the Lacks family’s experiences and the grandmother and great-grandmother whose cancerous cell tissue has miraculously become, since her death in 1951, one of the most important medical research tools ever discovered. The Lacks’s thoughtful and personal connection to the bestselling book emphasizes how proud they are of Henrietta’s contribution to science. Family members have spoken to audiences at libraries, universities, colleges, secondary schools, and various professional associations. They have presented to the National Congress of Black Women, The Morehouse School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, the Virginia General Assembly, The University of Maryland Medical Center, Lawrence Livermore Laboratories, Novartis Pharmaceutical, and many other organizations.

If you are interested in bringing the Lacks family to speak, please contact Lyceum Agency

 
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Salisbury, MD
7:00 PM
Salisbury University
The Lacks Family will speak at Perdue Hall, Bennett Family Auditorium, 1101 Camden Avenue, on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 7:00 PM. For more information, please go to http://www.salisbury.edu/library/newstudentreader/docs/pdf/NewStudentReaderFlyer_14.pdf
 
Friday, August 29, 2014
Hartford, CT
4:00 PM
Trinity College
The Lacks Family will speak at Koeppel Community Sports Center, 175 New Britain Ave,
on Friday, August 29, 2014 at 4:00 PM. For more information, please go to http://www.trincoll.edu/Pages/default.aspx
 
 
 
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Bridgewater, VA
7:30 PM
Bridgewater College
The Lacks Family will speak at Cole Hall Auditorium, 412 College Street, on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 7:30 PM. For more information, please go to http://www.bridgewater.edu/news-and-media
 
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Bridgewater, MA
11:00 AM
Bridgewater State University
The Lacks Family will speak at Horace Mann Auditorium, 131 Summer St., on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 11:00 AM. For more information, please go to http://www.bridgew.edu/news-events
 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
San Francisco, CA
6:45 PM
Center for Youth & Wellness
The Lacks Family will speak at TBD, on Wednesday, October 22, 2014
at 6:45 PM. For more information, please go to http://www.centerforyouthwellness.org/events/
 
 
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Minneapolis, MN
10:30 AM
University of Minnesota
The Lacks Family will speak at The Center for Bioethics, 410 Church Street SE, on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 10:30 AM. For more information, please go to http://www.ahc.umn.edu/bioethics/events/home.html
 
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Williamstown, MA
8:00 PM
Williams College
The Lacks Family will speak at MainStage, ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance, 1000 Main Street, on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 8:00 PM. For more information, please go to https://events.williams.edu/
 
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Rolla, MO
7:00 PM
Missouri University of Science & Tech
The Lacks Family will speak at Leach Theatre, 103 Castleman Hall, 400 W. 10th St., on Wednesday, Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 7:00 PM. For more information, please go to http://leachtheatre.mst.edu/