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An Evening with the Lacks Family: Behind The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

February 23 @ 18:00 - 19:00 CST

Holocaust Museum Houston (https://hmh.org/) and the Houston Museum of Natural Science (http://www.hmns.org/) co-present a moderated discussion with Holocaust Museum Houston Director of Education, Wendy Warren, Henrietta Lacks’ family members David Lacks, Jr. and Victoria Baptiste. They will share what it meant to find out—decades after the fact—that Henrietta’s cells were being used in laboratories around the world, bought and sold by the billions. Now virtually immortal, her cells have been cultured and have rendered valuable medical research for decades.

This was the subject of the renowned book “The Immortal Life of
Henrietta Lacks,” by Rebecca Skloot, which examines issues of medical ethics, civil rights, and Henrietta’s contribution to science. The book was adapted into an award-winning film for HBO starring Oprah Winfrey.

Book website: http://rebeccaskloot.com/the-immortal-life/

Film website: https://www.hbo.com/movies/the-immortal-life-of-henrietta-lacks

Sign up for the free discussion at:
http://store.hmns.org/Selection.aspx?item=5250&sch=1266960

A separate discussion of the book will be held on February 24 from 6-7 p.m. Read the book, listen to a recording, or watch the TV program, then participate in this moderated online discussion.

Sign up for the free book discussion here:
https://9368a.blackbaudhosting.com/9368a/Book-Discussion-The-Immortal-Life-of-Henrietta-Lacks-by-Rebecca-Skloot

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Date:
February 23
Time:
18:00 - 19:00 CST
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Houston Science Enthusiasts
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