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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Oct 30 2014

Millersville, PA

Time: 7:00 pm

Lacks Family

Millersville University

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/oboc/events/

 


Oct 23 2014

Oakland, CA

Time: 6:00 pm

Lacks Family

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/hec


Oct 22 2014

San Francisco, CA

Time: 6:45 pm

Lacks Family
Center for Youth Wellness, Venue TBD (in SF)
For more information:  http://www.centerforyouthwellness.org/


Oct 4 2014

Bridgewater, MA

Time: 11:00 am

Lacks Family
Bridgewater State University

The Lacks Family will speak at Horace Mann Auditorium, 131 Summer Street on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 11:00AM. For more info please go to www.bridgew.edu


Oct 2 2014

Bridgewater, VA

Time: 7:30 pm

Lacks Family
Bridgewater University — Lecture Q&A
Members of the Lacks Family will speak at Cole Hall Auditorium, 412 College Street on Thursday, October 2, 2014
at 7:30 PM. For more information, please go to http://www.bridgewater.edu/


Sep 4 2014

Indianapolis, IN

Time: 2:00 pm

Lacks Family
University of Indianapolis — Lecture, Q&A
Member of the Lacks Family will speak at The Ransburg Auditorium, 1400 E. Hanna Avenue on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 2:00 PM. For more information, please go to http://www.uindy.edu/

 

 

 


Aug 29 2014

Hartford, CT

Time: 4:00 pm

Lacks Family Event
Trinity College – Talk, Q&A and Book Signing

The Lacks Family will speak at Trinity College, Koeppel Community Sports Center, 175 New Britain Avenue on Friday, August 29, 2014 at 4:00PM. For more information, please go to www@trincoll.edu

 

 


Aug 21 2014

Salisbury, MD

Time: 5:30 pm

Lacks Family Event
Salisbury University – Talk, Q&A, Book Signing
The Lacks Family will speak at Salisbury University, 1101 Camden Avenue on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 5:30PM. For more information, please go to www.salisbury.edu

 


Apr 30 2014

Towson, MD

Time: 7:00 pm

Lacks Family Event
Towson University – Talk, Q&A and Book Signing

The Lacks Family will speak at Towson University Union-Chesapeake Rooms 1 and 2 at 8000 York Road on April 30, 2014 at 7pm. For more information, please contact Gail Gasparich, Associate Dean via email.


Apr 23 2014

Lynnwood, WA

Time: 12:30 pm

Lacks Family Event
Edmonds Community College – Talk, Q&A and Book Signing

The Lacks Family will speak at the Black Box Theatre at Edmonds Community College on April 23, 2014 at 12:30 pm. For more information, please contact Ksenia Koon, Arts, Culture and Civic Engagement Director via email.



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