Literary Arts

Rebecca Skloot

City Arts & Lectures

Rebecca Skloot's best-selling book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, soon to be an HBO movie, tells the riveting story of that collision between ethics, race, and medicine in a story inextricably connected to the dark history of experimentation on African Americans and the birth of bioethics.

This is what SF/Arts curator Evan Karp had to say about Rebecca Skloot :

Soon to be an HBO movie, Rebecca Skloot’s “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” tells the story of the poor black tobacco farmer whose cells, taken without her knowledge in 1951, have been bought and sold by the billions and were crucial in developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, in vitro fertilization, and more. She remains virtually unknown—and her family cannot afford health insurance.

Event Info
Apr 26
Wed at 7:30 pm
Nourse Theater
275 Hayes Street, San Francisco
Info: 392-4400
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