'The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks' author to visit Penn State Harrisburg

Rebecca Skloot and Lacks family to present 'Discovering Henrietta: An Evening with the Lacks Family and Rebecca Skloot'
photo of book "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks"

"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" was chosen as this year's Penn State Harrisburg Reads selection.

Credit: Penn State Harrisburg

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. — As part of this year’s Penn State Harrisburg reads campaign, which focuses on Rebecca Skloot’s groundbreaking book, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” the college will welcome Skloot and members of Henrietta Lacks’ family for a discussion at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Capital Union Building events room on campus.

During “Discovering Henrietta: An Evening with the Lacks Family and Rebecca Skloot,” Skloot and the Lacks family will discuss the book; the life of Henrietta Lacks; and her influence on science, medical advancements, and ethics and morality. There will be a Q&A session following the discussion.

Penn State Harrisburg Reads is an event series hosted by the college’s Office of Student Affairs and Engagement, which selects a book every year to lead an interdisciplinary effort to both educate and unite the campus.

Registration for this event is free and open to the public. Penn State Harrisburg students can register at Engage@Harrisburg. The general public can register by contacting Perdeta L. Bush at [email protected] or 717-948-4393.