Movie Night with the Dean: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Henrietta Lacks is considered one of the most important people in the scientific world, yet she remains relatively unknown. Her cells — “HeLa” — were used to create the first immortal human cell line, contributing to unprecedented medical breakthroughs, all without her knowledege or consent.
"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" tells this amazing story through the eyes of Lacks' daughter Deborah and chronicles her search, aided by journalist Rebecca Skloot, to learn about the mother she never knew and to understand how the unauthorized harvesting of Lacks' cancerous cells changed countless lives and the face of medicine forever.
Join Dean Judith Karshmer for a socially distanced evening of connection and learning, and delve into this important human story that explores race, class, poverty, family, friendship and ethics in medical research and scientific discovery. The film will be followed by a discussion with Dean Karshmer and Kenja Hassan, Assistant Vice President of Government and Community Engagment at ASU.
Limited seating | Register to reserve your seat
Masks and physical (social) distancing required