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.
Lacks Family Event
Salisbury University – Talk, Q&A, Book Signing
The Lacks Family will speak at Salisbury University, 1101 Camden Avenue on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 5:30PM. For more information, please go to www.salisbury.edu
Lacks Family Event
Trinity College – Talk, Q&A and Book Signing
The Lacks Family will speak at Trinity College, Koeppel Community Sports Center, 175 New Britain Avenue on Friday, August 29, 2014 at 4:00PM. For more information, please go to email@example.com
University of Indianapolis — Lecture, Q&A
Member of the Lacks Family will speak at The Ransburg Auditorium, 1400 E. Hanna Avenue on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 2:00 PM. For more information, please go to http://www.uindy.edu/
Bridgewater University — Lecture Q&A
Members of 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/
Bridgewater State University
The Lacks Family will speak at Horace Mann Auditorium, 131 Summer Street on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 11:00AM. For more info please go to www.bridgew.edu
Mt. Pleasant, MI
Central Michigan University — Lecture, Q&A
Rebecca will speak at The Plachta Auditorium, Warriner Hall, on Monday, October 6, 2014 at 7:00 PM. For more information, please go to http://events.michigan.com/
Terre Haute, IN
Indiana State University — Lecture Q&A
Rebecca will speak at The Tilson Auditorium, 200 North 7th Street, on Monday, October 20, 2014 at 7:00 PM. For more information, please go to http://www.indstate.edu/hctaf/
San Francisco, CA
Center for Youth Wellness, Venue TBD (in SF)
For more information: http://www.
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 7:00 PM. For more information, please go to: http://www.samuelmerritt.edu/
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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