Events & Appearances

Rebecca Skloot travels worldwide speaking about her book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and related scientific and ethical issues; she also teaches writing workshops and gives talks on a wide range of subjects at conferences and universities nationwide. To read about Rebecca’s work as a speaker, click here.

Members of Henrietta Lacks’s immediate family also travel extensively to speak about their story at universities and other institutions. Rebecca encourages all institutions interested in having her speak to consider having the Lacks family join them either with Skloot or in her place, to tell their own story and answer questions about their experiences with HeLa cells, the book, and more. For more information on the Lacks Family and their upcoming events, visit their website.

See the calendar below for a schedule of upcoming speaking events featuring Skloot and/or the Lacks family. The schedule is updated often.

If you’d like to invite Rebecca and/or the Lacks family to give a talk in your area, please e-mail the details of your request to Miriam Feuerle at Lyceum Agency: miriam [AT] lyceumagency [DOT] com, or call her at 503.467.4621.



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Oct 22 2014

San Francisco, CA

Time: 6:45 pm

Lacks Family
Center for Youth Wellness, Venue TBD (in SF)
For more information:  http://www.centerforyouthwellness.org/


Oct 23 2014

Oakland, CA

Time: 6:00 pm

Lacks Family

Samuel Merritt University

The Lacks Family will speak at Samuel Merritt University, Health Education Center, Bechtel Room, 400 Hawthorne St., on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 6:00 PM. For more information, please go to: http://www.samuelmerritt.edu/hec


Oct 23 2014

Hickory, NC

Time: 7:00 pm

Rebecca Skloot
Lenoir-Rhyne University — Talk, Q&A, Book Signing

Rebecca will speak at Lenoir-Rhyne University @ 7:00pm in Monroe Auditorium. For more information contact Rand Brandes, Professor of English at: brandes@lr.edu.


Oct 30 2014

Millersville, PA

Time: 7:00 pm

Lacks Family

Millersville University

The Lacks Family will speak at Millersville University, 1 South George St., on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 7:00 PM. For more information, please go to: http://blogs.millersville.edu/oboc/events/

 


Nov 10 2014

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Time: 7:30 pm

Rebecca Skloot

University of Minnesota — Lecture, Q&A

Rebecca will speak at the Ted Mann Concert Hall, 2128 Fourth Street S, on Monday, November 10, 2014 at 7:30PM. For more information, please go to http://www.cehd.umn.edu/Reads/CommonBook/


Nov 12 2014

Warrensburg, MO

Time: 11:00 am

Rebecca Skloot
University of Central Missouri — Lecture, Q&A
Rebecca will speak at the University of Central Missouri, Hendricks Hall, Administration Bldg., E. South Street on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 11:00AM. Please go to www.ucmo.edu


Nov 13 2014

Kansas City, MO

Time: 6:00 pm

Rebecca Skloot
University of Missouri, Kansas City — Lecture, Q&A
Rebecca will speak at The Pierson Auditorium, Atterbury Student Success Center, Room 245, 500 Holmes, on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 6:00 PM. For more information, please go to http://www.umkc.edu


Nov 14 2014

Minneapolis, MN

Time: 10:30 am

Lacks Family

University of Minnesota

The Lacks Family will speak at The University of Minnesota, Center for Bioethics, 410 Church St. SE, on Friday, November 14, 2014 at 10:30 AM. For more information, please go to http://www.ahc.umn.edu/bioethics/events/home.html


Nov 17 2014

Rochester, NY

Time: 7:00 pm

Lacks Family
Monroe Community College

The Lacks Family will speak at Monroe Community College, R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center, 1000 East Henrietta Road, on Monday, November 17, 2014 at 7:00 PM. For more information, please go to http://www.monroecc.edu/webdbs/studtrib.nsf/Include-StudentTrib/F6048062E3E8B6B605257C6700764F9C?OpenDocument


Nov 20 2014

Riverside, CA

Time: 7:00 pm

Rebecca Skloot Event
University of California, Riverside

Time and location TBA. For more information, contact: Todd Wingate, todd.wingate@ucr.edu



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