VIRTUAL MLK Commemoration Week: “Cultivating Empathy and Change: Recognizing the Life and Legacy of Henrietta Lacks, Film and Discussion”

January 18, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom conference (Virtual)

Hosted by the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (ODEI) and the Vagelos Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences (DBBS)

Born in rural Roanoke, Virginia, on August 1, 1920, Henrietta Lacks was an African American woman, wife and mother of five. She also became the “Mother of Modern Medicine,” changing the world with her immortal HeLa cells. Henrietta’s HeLa cells, taken without her or her family’s knowledge or consent, would become responsible for some of the greatest scientific advancements of the last century and continue to benefit all of humanity.  We will view part of the 1997 documentary film The Way of All Flesh, with reflecting remarks by Dr. Darrell Hudson, Associate Professor at the Brown School. An opportunity for discussion with the audience will also be facilitated.

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