As we announced in a previous post, the library is working with Organizational Development to bring you the Diversity and Inclusion Book and Film Club. We have several exciting events coming up, all related to our current book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks:
Miss Evers’ Boys: January 31, 6-8 PM, Platt 3. This feature film starring Alfre Woodard and Laurence Fishburne tells the story of the Tuskegee syphilis experiments of the 1940s.
Panel Discussion: Moving Beyond HeLa: February 19, 12-1:30 PM. A moderated panel discussion featuring City of Hope reflecting on the issues raised in the book. Scheduled panelists include: Dr. Joseph Alvarnas, Dr. Kimlin Ashing-Giwa Dr. Bob Hickey, Dr. Eileen Smith, Shannon Chism and Christine Hui. Lunch will be provided.
An Afternoon with David “Sonny” Lacks: February 28, 12-1 PM, Cooper Auditorium. The son of Henrietta Lacks puts a personal face to big issues such as the dark history of experimentation on African Americans, the birth of bioethics and the legal battles over “informed consent” and whether we control the stuff we’re made of, and should share in the profits of the commercialization of cells. Lunch will be provided.
An Evening with David “Sonny” Lacks: February 28, 7-8:30 PM, Pasadena Public Library, Central Library DRW Auditorium (285 E. Walnut). RSVP not required.