RSVPs are no longer being accepted for this event, which has reached capacity. We still encourage those interested to enjoy free museum admission on the February 10 Charter One Free Family Second Sunday, view the Henrietta Lacks vignette in the newly opened Inspiring Minds: African Americans in Science and Technology exhibit, and attend the book signing with David Lacks, Jr. and family members at 4 pm.
Thank you for your interest!
Learn about a black family's quest for justice within the medical field from David “Sonny” Lacks, Jr., the son of the subject of the New York Times best-selling book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks written by Rebecca Skloot, and his wife Shirley Lacks. Lacks will share what it meant to find out - decades after the fact - that his mother’s cells were being used in laboratories around the world, bought and sold by the billions. Lacks’ presentation puts a personal face to big issues such as the deceptive history of experimentation on African Americans, the birth of bioethics, and the legal battles over “informed consent”. His presentation explores race and the commercialization of human tissue, and how the experience changed the Lacks family forever.
This event is co-sponsored by Beaumont Hospital’s Cancer Clinical Trials Office in the Beaumont Research Institute, and is free to those who registered to attend prior to 2 pm on January 17, 2013.
This event is supported by Grant Number U10CA095860 from The National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health. Its contents are the sole responsibility of Beaumont Health System’s Community Clinical Oncology Program and do not necessarily represent the official views of The National Institutes of Health.
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 East Warren Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48201
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