Community Conversations: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks


Join Us for Community Conversations: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

October 22, 2020 | 5 - 6:30 pm | Virtual Event - Register Here


Colorado School of Mines and the Golden Anti-Racism Collective have joined together in community to host conversations about race, ethics, intersectionality, and equity. As a kickoff event, we are hosting a discussion based on a historic story that underscores the controversial ethical past of science and racial injustices that were consequences of mass discovery. “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot follows the story of Lack’s cell line (HeLa), which has been used in over 70,000 publications without her permission. The story intersects race, medicine, ethics and equity in a way that makes it an ideal foundation for a community conversation about these issues. If you would like to find the book, audiobook, or DVD, please look at this spreadsheet.

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