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.
Keynote Address: Premier Oncology and Hematology Managers Society
Open to conference attendees only
An Evening hosted by Glenbard Parent Series and Families United for Students Excellence/African American Parent Committee.
Los Angeles, CA
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
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
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
10 Garden Street
Rebecca Skloot and Members of the Lacks Family
University of Connecticut, Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, Lecture, Q&A
Rebecca and members of the Lacks Family will lecture about The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Followed by moderated Q&A. For more information go here.
Saint Peter, MN
Gustavus Adolphus College – Presentation, Q&A
Presentation by Lacks family members, followed by audience Q & A. Open to students, faculty, staff, and community members. For more information: https://gustavus.edu/
Rebecca Skloot & Lacks Family
Montana State University – Convocation
Rebecca will deliver a convocation speech to Montana State University students. (Venue TBD.) Followed by a Q & A with members of the Lacks family. For more information: http://www.montana.edu/
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