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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Feb 11 2015

Williamstown, MA

Time: 8:00 pm

Lacks Family
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 http://sites.williams.edu/williams-reads/

 


Mar 11 2015

Rochester, NY

Time: 7:00 pm

Rebecca Skloot

Monroe Community College — Lecture, Q&A

Rebecca will speak at Monroe Community College, R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center, 1000 East Henrietta Road, on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 7:00 PM. For more information, please go to http://www.monroecc.edu/webdbs/studtrib.nsf/Include-StudentTrib/F6048062E3E8B6B605257C6700764F9C?OpenDocument


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 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 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.



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