April 12: Bringing Henrietta to Life

Join Dr. Adrienne Gosselin of the English Department for an interdisciplinary discussion and film screening about Henrietta Lacks.

Program description:

“Bringing Henrietta to Life: Medical Humanities and the Arts” is a groundbreaking
interdisciplinary event designed to initiate dialogue on health disparities and medical humanities.

The event will be held on April 12, 2014 in the Moot Court Room of the Cleveland Marshall College of
Law and will feature the premiere screening of Bringing Henrietta to Life, a filmed performance conceived as
a creative response to The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, the New York Times best seller by Rebecca
Skloot that traces the history of HeLa cells, whose discovery revolutionized medical research, and Henrietta
Lacks, the young African American woman from whom the cells were extracted..
The one-day event is designed to directly impact an audience of 300. Registration begins at 10:30.
Beyond this initial event, the film will be available via the CSU EngagedScholarship website for faculty to use
as a teaching tool to accompany the text. We are seeking to create an audience that includes professionals with
a shared interest in medical humanities, as well as faculty and students.

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Registration
Atrium

11:00 AM – NOON Introductions and Film
Moot Court Room

NOON – 1:00 Lunch
Atrium

1:00 – 2:30 Breakout Sessions/Facilitated Discussion Groups
As Assigned

2:30 – 3:00 Reconvene / Summary
Moot Court Room

For more information Contact:
Adrienne Gosselin via email at a.gosselin@csuohio.edu

One Comment

  1. Fran Moore April 14, 2014 at 1:14 pm #

    Thank you for allowing me to view the movie Bringing Henrietta to Life. I was so impressed by how much I learned about Henrietta Lacks and her unknown giving to Science. The film was so well done and I was so impressed with the hard work that was involved.

    Thank you for sharing this special film. Henrietta Lacks would be very proud.

    Fran Moore

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