Rebecca Skloot: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Mon, Mar 26, 2012
7 PM Kenan Auditorium
with audience Q&A and book signing
Rebecca Skloot is an award-winning author who has received wide acclaim for her work as a science and medical writer in Columbia Journalism Review; Discover; The New York Times Magazine; O, The Oprah Magazine; and Prevention; among numerous other publications. Skloot’s bestselling first bookThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a riveting expose on the history of “HeLa” – or the first immortal human cells grown in culture, taken without Henrietta Lacks’ knowledge – and the inextricable dark history of experimentation on African Americans, the birth of bioethics, and the legal battles over whether we control the stuff we are made of.
Co-presented with Creative Writing and Buckner Lecture Series
Co-sponsored with UNCW Student Media
Tickets Free for UNCW students, faculty and staff and general public. Call Kenan Box Office 910.962.3500. SOLD OUT!!
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