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Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center | Mind Readers Book Club: “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”

March 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join the Mind Readers book club for a live discussion via Zoom about the book “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot. Participation is free and everyone is welcome to join the conversation. Register at: go.wisc.edu/yig07z
Moderator:
🎙Dr. Willie D. Larkin, director for strategic partnerships, Madison Metropolitan School District, past president of Grambling State University in Louisiana
Panelists:
📕Dr. Jo Handelsman, director, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery at UW–Madison
📕Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings, professor emerita, UW–Madison Department of Curriculum & Instruction, board president for the Urban League of Greater Madison
📕Kaleem Caire, CEO, One City Schools, past president and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Madison
📕Mariama Bester, production associate II, Exact Sciences, and UW–Madison graduate with a in B.S. in neurobiology and sociology
📕Robin Robinson, president, Wisconsin Black Student Union at UW–Madison
About the book: Her name was Henrietta Lacks, a poor Black tobacco farmer whose cells — taken without her knowledge in 1951 — became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, in vitro fertilization and more. Henrietta’s cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown.
Receive 10% off this title thanks to our partners at A Room of One’s Own bookstore, located at 2717 Atwood Avenue in Madison, Wisconsin. When shopping in-store, mention the Mind Readers book club discount. When shopping online, use promo code: MINDREADERSCLUB
Check out books, eBooks and audiobooks of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks from Wisconsin’s Digital Library and the South Central Library system. Learn more at: adrc.wisc.edu/bookclub
Register for this free event: go.wisc.edu/yig07z