Panel Discussion

Ms. Rebecca Skloot, author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, will be the featured keynote speaker to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Scholarship and Creative Arts Day at Elizabethtown College. She will be sharing her thoughts on the processes of research and writing, and offering insights about how this project contributed to her own personal growth.

Following her address, she will be joined by Mr. David Lacks, son of Henrietta, who will provide his own unique perspective about HeLa and the larger story of his mother and family through a "question and answer" panel discussion with the audience.   

The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Jane Cavender, Professor of Biology, at Elizabethtown College.

Schedule of events for the Keynote:

  • 3-3:30pm – Ms. Skloot's address
  • 3:30-4:30pm – Mr. Lacks joins Ms. Skloot, discussion and audience Q & A
  • 4:30pm  - Book signing with both on the first floor of Leffler Chapel