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.
San Francisco, CA
Center for Youth Wellness, Venue TBD (in SF)
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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/
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.
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/
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
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/
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
Kansas City, MO
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
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/
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/
Rebecca Skloot Event
University of California, Riverside
Time and location TBA. For more information, contact: Todd Wingate, email@example.com
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