"Doctors took her cells without asking. Those cells never died. They launched a medical revolution and a multimillion-dollar industry. More than 20 years later her children found out. Their lives would never be the same." (excerpt from the cover)
Join us in exploring the intersections of science, ethics, medicine, race, and human rights in CSUSM's 2011-12 Common Read, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.
The Center for Ethics in Science and Technology, USD, UCSD, SDSU, Point Loma University, CSUSM & Grossmont College join together in an unprecedented countywide series of events around this single book. You can borrow a copy from Kellogg Library today. Learn more from the CSUSM Library...
A Conversation with David ‘Sonny’ Lacks
Sponsored by CSUSM’s Faculty Center
Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2012
California Center for the Arts, Escondido
David “Sonny” Lacks has enthralled university and library audiences across the country talking about his mother Henrietta Lacks and her important contribution to modern medicine.
Sonny’s visit is planned to put a personal face on the birth of bioethics, issues of experimentation on African Americans, and the legal battles over “informed consent.” Admission is FREE, but tickets are required.
EVENT SOLD OUT – Tickets no longer available.
Events hosted by CSUSM:
- Feb. 21 and 24, 12 – 1 p.m., UH 373, Join a discussion on ethics and integrity with the Tukwut Leadership Circle.
- Feb. TBD. Discuss themes from The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Cosponsored by SAND.
- March 13, 6:30 p.m., California Center for the Arts, Escondido. A Conversation with David "Sonny" Lacks. Sponsored by The Faculty Center.
- Mar. TBD, Join a book discussion on women’s bodies and medical ethics at the Women’s Center.
- Apr. 3, 6:30 p.m., Library Plaza. Watch outdoor film screening of Wit. Bring a picnic, blanket and lawn chairs. Cosponsored by Student Affairs.
“Exploring Ethics” Events at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
1st Wednesday of every month, 5:30–7 p.m.
- Feb. 1, "The Conduct of Science in the Information Age" – Katherine Kantardjieff, CSUSM
- Mar. 7, To be determined – Stanley Maloy, SDSU
- Apr. 4, "Is Henrietta Lacks Really Immortal? Religious Perspectives" – Chris Frost, SDSU and panel
- May 2, Lacks Series Capstone Event – UCSD