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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Apr 1 2015

Des Moines, IA

Time: 7:00 pm

Rebecca Skloot
Des Moines Public Library — Lecture, Q&A
Rebecca will speak at The Hoyt Sherman Place Theatre, 1501 Woodland Ave. on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 7:00 PM. For more information, please go to www.dmpl.org/events-news/avid


Apr 15 2015

Rolla, MO

Time: 7:00 pm

Lacks Family
Missouri University of Science and Technology — Lecture, Q&A
Members of the Lacks Family will speak at The Leach Theatre, 103 Castleman Hall, 400 W. 10th Street, on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 7:00 PM. For more information, please go to http://leachtheatre.mst.edu/


Apr 16 2015

Lee's Summit, MO

Time: 6:00 pm

Lacks Famiily
Metropolitan Community College – Lecture, Q&A
As part of Common Read program, Lacks family members will deliver a presentation followed by a Q&A. For students, faculty, staff, and community members. For more information: http://www.mcckc.edu/services/lvhome/homecoming/overview.asp

 


Apr 22 2015

Lansing, MI

Time: 7:00 pm

Lacks Family
Lansing Community College, Dart Auditorium – Lecture, Q&A
Lacks family members, as part of One Book program, will deliver a presentation followed by Q & A with students, faculty, staff, and community members. For more information: http://www.lcc.edu/science/cafe_scientifique.aspx

 


Apr 25 2015

Salt Lake City, UT

Time: 11:00 am

Rebecca Skloot
ACRP 2015 Global Conference & Exhibition — Talk, Q&A and Book Signing

Attendance is limited to attendees of the ACRP 2015 Global Conference & Exhibition only.


May 28 2015

New York, NY

Time: 7:00 pm

World Science Festival

Rebecca will be a featured presenter on the “Science and Story” panel discussion at the World Science Festival. Details TBA. CHECK BACK FOR TIME AND LOCATION INFORMATION.


Aug 26 2015

Bozeman, MT

Time: 1:45 pm

Rebecca Skloot
Montana State University – Interview
Rebecca will be interviewed by student reporters and outside media. For more information: http://www.montana.edu/


Aug 26 2015

Bozeman, MT

Time: 7:30 pm

Lacks Family and Rebecca Skloot
Montana State University – Lecture, Q&A
Members of the Lacks family along with Ms. Skloot will deliver a presentation and Q&A. For more information go to: http://www.montana.edu/


Aug 26 2015

Bozeman, MT

Time: 7:30 pm

Rebecca Skloot
Montana State University – Convocation
Rebecca will deliver a convocation speech to Montana State University students. (Venue TBD.) For more information: http://www.montana.edu/convocation/

 



Oct 10 2015

Claremont, CA

Time: 7:30 pm

Rebecca Skloot
Claremont University – Interview, Q&A
Rebecca will be interviewed as part of The Gathering, a week-long capstone for students in Claremont’s MA programs. Audience Q&A will follow. For students and faculty. Location: Claremont University Consortium Executive Conference Center. For more information: http://www.claremontlincoln.org/



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