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Rebecca Skloot

Bagdad Theater (map) Southeast
Thu., April 7, 7 p.m. 2011

Journalist Rebecca Skloot delves into the story of Deborah Lacks and her mother, Henrietta Lacks—an African American woman whose tissues were sampled without permission at John Hopkins after her death of cervical cancer in 1951. The unpermitted tissue sample was HeLa, a cell line used in innumerable experiments and responsible for discovering both vaccines and the understanding of how diseases like AIDS and cancer operate. Deborah Lacks was the youngest of the daughters; she never knew her mother, and Skloot's book examines the generational effect of the scientific experimentations and the shady immortalization of the mother through science.

Bagdad Theater

3702 SE Hawthorne, Portland, OR 97214
225-5555
Hours: Mon-Thu 11am-12am, Fri-Sat 11am-1am, Sun 12pm-12am. (No minors after 9pm)
http://www.mcmenamins.com/219-bagdad-theater-pub-home

Venue Hours
  • Mon-Thu 11am-12am, Fri-Sat 11am-1am, Sun 12pm-12am. (No minors after 9pm)
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Thu., April 7, 7 p.m. 2011
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