Join us throughout this academic year, as a partnership of offices, faculty, and staff, collaborate to host events and programs centered on themes found in the Class of 2016 Common Reading text, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, written by Rebecca Sloot.
Schedule of Events
Impact of The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks on the Field of Bioethics
Guest Presenter: Dr. Sara Chandros Hull, PhD
Thursday, March 21, 2013
7 PM | Location: TBD
Join us for an exciting and engaging discussion with the Dr. Sara Chandros Hull, PhD on the impact our Common Reading text, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks has had on the field of bioethics. Dr. Hull is the Director of the NHGRI Bioethics Core and Faculty in the CC Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
Special Guest Speaker: David “Sonny” Lacks
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Baldwin Gym | Noon – 1 PM
Drew University is pleased to welcome Henrietta Lacks’ son, “Sonny” to talk with us about his life and the impact our Common Reading text has had on his life. This is an event not to be missed!
Cosponsors for this event are: The CLA Dean’s Office, The Medial Humanities Program, and the Office of Student Activities
Controversies Panel on Vaccinations: A Debate
Thursday, November 29, 2012
LC 28 | 7 PM
Event Sponsors: The CLA Dean’s Office and The Office of Student Activities
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In the Shadow of the Reich: Nazi Medicine
Thursday, September 20, 2012
LC 28 | 7 PM
Event Sponsors: The Center for Holocaust/Genocide Study, the CLA Dean’s Office, and the Office of Student Activities
Join us for a screening of the documentary film by Prof. John J. MichalczykDirector of Film Studies at Boston College, completed in 1997 for the 50thAnniversary of the Nuremberg Physicians’ Trial. A panel discussion will follow the film: Prof. of Biology Christina McKittrick, Prof. of History Frances Bernstein, and Prof. of Religious Studies Darrell Cole. Moderated by Director of the Center for Holocaust/Genocide Study and Prof. Emerita of Psychology Ann Saltzman.
They Were Betrayed
A film and discussion of the Tuskegee Experiment, Scientific Racism & Black Bodies
Monday, September 10, 2012
Event Sponsors: Kuumba, the Pan-African Studies Department, the CLA Dean’s Office, and the Office of Student Activities
On May 16, 1997, President Bill Clinton apologized to the survivors of the Tuskegee Experiment with these words, “America does remember the hundreds of men used in research without their knowledge and consent. We remember them and their family members. Men who were poor and African American, without resources and with few alternatives, they believed they had found hope when they were offered free medical care by the United States Public Health Service. They were betrayed.”
Join us for a film screening of, Miss Evers’ Boys (1997) and post-film panel discussion. Miss Evers’ Boys is the true story of the US Government’s 1932 Tuskeegee Syphilis Experiments, in which a group of black test subjects were allowed to die, despite a cure having been developed. (imdb.com)
Aneisa Lindsey is a junior at Drew where she is pursuing a major in Pan-African studies with a minor in Public Health. She has also as a peer mentor and counselor for the summer Educational Opportunity Scholars Program and as a student assistant to the director of Pan-African Studies. She was recently selected to direct a project on the African-American business community of Morristown.
Prof. Arthur Pressley is Associate Professor of Religion and Psychology in Drew University’s Theological School. He received his BA from Allegheny College, his M.Div. from Garrett-Evangelical Seminary and his Ph.D. in Psychology from Northwestern University. Professor Pressley’s teaching and research center on cross-cultural studies focusing on culture and personality, pastoral care and counseling, and psychology of trauma and recovery.
Dr. Judy L. Banks is a practicing physician with a specialty in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She received her medical degree from Meharry Medical College and has been in practice for over 30 years. In addition to her medical practice, Dr. Banks is an active member of the Morris County Community especially in projects that support the health and well-being of women, youth and senior citizens.
Prof. Lillie Johnson Edwards is Professor of History and African-American Studies in the history department and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. She also serves as the founding director of Pan-African Studies. Prof. Edwards received her B.A. from Oberlin College and her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. Professor Edwards’s teaching and research center on 19th-20th century African American social and intellectual history.