Today’s the day! We’ve spent the last year reading and discussing Rebecca Skloot’s “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” on our own and in our classes, book discussions, and libraries. Now it’s time to cap it off with two days of discussion, speakers, and films at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery.
If you’ve been following our blog the past couple weeks, you’ve read about some of the great events planned for today and tomorrow at WID. Here’s a recap- don’t forget to stop by for some or all of these events!
1-2:30 pm: Panel Discussion, “Who Owns My Body and Why Does it Matter?”
3- 4 pm: Keynote Speaker Ruth Faden: “Henrietta Lacks: Ethics at the Intersection of Health Care and Biomedical Science”
4- 5 pm: Mock IRB
5 pm: Networking Reception
6 pm: Film and Discussion, “Made in India”
10 am: Welcome
10:30 am – 12 pm: Panel Discussion, “60 Years Later: Where Are We Now?”
1:30 – 2:30 pm: Keynote Vannessa Northington Gamble, “Henrietta Lacks Beyond Her Cells: Race, Racism, and American Medicine.”
3:00 pm: Film and Discussion, “The Deadly Deception”