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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Sep 24 2015

Storrs, CT

Time: 7:00 pm

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.

 


Sep 15 2015

Saint Peter, MN

Time: 7:00 pm

Lacks Family
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/orientation/readingInCommon.php
 


Aug 26 2015

Bozeman, MT

Time: 7:30 pm

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/convocation/

 



Apr 22 2015

Lansing, MI

Time: 7:00 pm

Lacks Family
Lansing Community College, Dart Auditorium – Lecture, Q&A
Lacks family members, as part of One Book program, will deliver a presentation followed by Q & A with students, faculty, staff, and community members. For more information: http://www.lcc.edu/science/cafe_scientifique.aspx

 


Apr 16 2015

Lee's Summit, MO

Time: 6:00 pm

Lacks Famiily
Metropolitan Community College – Lecture, Q&A
As part of Common Read program, Lacks family members will deliver a presentation followed by a Q&A. For students, faculty, staff, and community members. For more information: http://www.mcckc.edu/services/lvhome/homecoming/overview.asp

 


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/


Feb 26 2015

Detroit, MI

Time: 11:00 am

Lacks Family
Wayne County Community College, Downtown Campus – Lecture, Q&A

Lacks family members, as part of Black History Month celebration, will give a presentation followed by 20 minutes of audience Q & A for  students, faculty, staff, and community members. For more information: http://www.wcccd.edu/Speaker%20Series.html


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/

 


Nov 17 2014

Rochester, NY

Time: 7:00 pm

Lacks Family
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/webdbs/studtrib.nsf/Include-StudentTrib/F6048062E3E8B6B605257C6700764F9C?OpenDocument


Nov 14 2014

Minneapolis, MN

Time: 10:30 am

Lacks Family

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/bioethics/events/home.html



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