The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks son, author to visit Saint Marys College
Posted: 02/05/2013 at 11:20 am
The story is a non-fiction narrative about a poor black tobacco farmer whose cancer cells were taken without her knowledge in 1951 and became one of the most important tools in modern medicine. Henrietta Lacks remains virtually unknown, despite her cells contributing to the development the polio vaccine, gene mapping and more.
David Lacks, son of Henrietta Lacks, will hold a question-and-answer session at the college at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, in Carroll Auditorium, Madeleva Hall. Free admission.
Skloot, who wrote “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” will speak at the college at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 in O’Laughlin Auditorium. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for Saint Mary’s, Notre Dame or Holy Cross faculty and staff and $5 for Saint Mary’s, Notre Dame or Holy Cross students. Tickets can be purchased through the Box Office, open for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and one hour prior to the show, at 284-4626 or online at moreaucenter.com.