Cuesta College Book of the Year
in partnership with SLO County Public Library SLO Reads Program
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
by Rebecca Skloot
New York Times bestseller The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew. It’s a story inextricably connected to the history of experimentation on African Americans, the birth of bioethics, and the legal battles over whether we control the stuff we’re made of.
Keep up with library events at Cuesta, sign up for our Mailing List
Thanks to all who joined us for our reception to benefit Cuesta Book of the Year at Old San Luis BBQ Co. and our Holiday Shopping at HumanKind Fair Trade http://www.humankindslo.org.
Book of the Year is a program of the Academic Senate of Cuesta College and the SLO County Public Library SLO Reads Program. Sponsored by Cuesta College Friends of the Library, Cuesta Student Equity Fund and the San Luis Obispo County Library.
Selected 2017 BOTY Events
CPAC: LACKS FAMILY IN CONVERSATION
Join us at the CPAC to hear Kim Lacks and Alfred Carter, Jr. discuss the book, Henrietta,
and the scientific and social issues surrounding their family's story. Kim Lacks,
a banking representative in Baltimore, is Henrietta Lacks’ granddaughter. She has
visited dozens of campuses and communities around the country, adding her own perspective
on the legacy of Henrietta Lacks and the HeLa cells. She is also one of the family
members consulting on the highly-anticipated HBO film based on The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, produced by Oprah Winfrey and Allan Ball. Alfred Carter Jr. is the son of Deborah
Lacks. An ex-Marine, he’s currently the President and CEO of Henrietta Lacks House
of Healing, which offers transitional housing for disabled men and women suffering
from substance abuse.
Parking is free in lot 2. General Admission tickets are sold out. Limited day of tickets will be on sale first come first serve at the CPAC box office after 4:30 on April 12th. $5 General admission, free for students. Campus Information and maps
PANEL AND WORKSHOP ON SCIENCE, ETHICS AND HeLa CELLS
CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY PRESENTATIONS
Cuesta Biology Instructor Dr. Elizabeth Lobo presents: “Tissue Culture Today: An Introduction
to Tissue Culture Techniques and Discussion on Future Uses”
Cuesta Student STEM Club Showcase
Cal Poly Campus Discussion on racism in the medical community, for information contact
Stephen Ross,(805) 756-6774, firstname.lastname@example.org
RADIO PROGRAM: KCBX 90.1 FM RADIO KCBX “Issues and Ideas”
FILM: Until The Well Runs Dry: Medicine & the Exploitation of Black Bodies
FILM: The Polio Crusade
FILM: Miss Evers’ Boys
Parking permits are required for all events at Cuesta College except for April 12 events: $2 permits available at kiosks in campus parking lots. Campus Information and maps
EVENTS at the COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO PUBLIC LIBRARIES
OCEANO LIBRARY THURS, FEB 9, 6:15
DNA AND GENETIC GENEALOGY Join us for fascinating presentations by genetic genealogy
specialist Steve Morse.
MOVIE: THE POLIO CRUSADE