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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Mar 22 2017

Gary, Indiana

Time: 1:00 pm

Indiana University Northwest

3400 Broadway, Gary, Indiana


Feb 21 2017

Louisville, KY

Time: 7:00 pm

Bellarmine University

2001 Newburg Rd
Louisville, KY 40205

502-272-8000


Feb 21 2017

Boston, MA

Time: 4:30 pm

Boston University Medical Campus

Boston University School of Public Health

East Concord Street, Boston, MA


Oct 27 2016

Hershey, PA

Time: 9:00 am

Keynote Address: Premier Oncology and Hematology Managers Society
Open to conference attendees only


Aug 25 2016

Chicago, IL

Time: 7:00 pm

An Evening hosted by Glenbard Parent Series and Families United for Students Excellence/African American Parent Committee.


Aug 11 2016

Los Angeles, CA

Time: 1:30 pm

Rebecca Skloot and Lacks Family
Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science — Lecture, Q&A

Rebecca and members of the Lacks family will speak to students, faculty, staff, and community members. For more information: http://www.cdrewu.edu/about-cdu/events


May 17 2016

Peoria, IL

Time: 10:30 am

Rebecca Skloot will deliver the keynote address at the annual OSF Healthcare System Annual Research Symposium, followed by a lecture and slideshow by members of the Lacks family, and a book signing.

Location: OSF Jump Center


Apr 7 2016

Fredericksburg, VA

Time: 7:30 pm

Rebecca Skloot
University of Mary Washington — Lecture, Q&A
Rebecca will lecture on Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks as part of Great Lives Lecture Series, followed by 20 minutes of Q & A. For students, faculty, staff, and community members.


Nov 4 2015

Reno, NV

Time: 5:30 pm

Rebecca Skloot
University of Nevada, Reno — Lecture, Q&A
Rebecca will Lecture on The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks as part of Distinguished Speakers Series, followed by audience Q & A. For students, faculty, staff, and community members. A book signing will follow. Location: Joe Crowley Student Union Ballroom. For more information: http://dhs.unr.edu/news/calendar/distinguished-speaker-series


Sep 29 2015

Cambridge, MA

Time: 5:00 pm

Rebecca Skloot
Harvard University, Radcliffe Institute — Lecture, Discussion

Rebecca will lecture about The Immortal Life and her path to writing it. A panel discussion follows moderated by Professor Paula A. Johnson. This event is free and open to the public. Register here. Contact events@radcliffe.harvard.edu with questions.

Knafel Center
10 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138


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